int(a), b = divmod(x, y)

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Jul 26 05:42:24 CEST 2001


Bruce Sass wrote:
> 
> How nasty would it be to allow one to do...
> 
> >>> int(a), b = divmod(5.01, 2)
> 
> Would it be a one-time hit when the
> pseudo-ops are generated, a runtime performance issue that would
> affect all function calls, just too hairy to implement, or something
> else?

Too hairy to *think* about! It looks extremely weird.
If it means anything at all, it looks like it means
"set a to some value such that int(a) == divmod(5.01, 2)[0]".
On that basis it could set a to anything from
2.0 to 2.99999999999999!

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