PEP238 and zope
tanzer at swing.co.at
Fri Jul 27 04:39:30 EDT 2001
barry at zope.com (Barry A. Warsaw) wrote:
> >>>>> "CT" == Christian Tanzer <tanzer at swing.co.at> writes:
> >> really-portable-code-is-always-ugly-anyway-ly y'rs,
> CT> So-lets-make-it-even-uglier-?-ly y'rs,
> I don't consider int(math.floor(a / b)) to be ugly. In fact, it's
> arguably much more Pythonic: Explicit is better than implicit.
> There's no ambiguity in intention with that idiom, like there is with
> bare a / b.
As they say (at least in german): `tastes vary`.
If `a` and `b` are integer numbers, I consider
int(math.floor(a / b))
to be considerably uglier than
int(a / b)
Both are explicit, but use of a floating point function like floor in
a pure integer context is less than obvious. Besides, the quotient
operation might be part of a bigger expression -- even the use of a
single function call might reduce readability there.
Christian Tanzer tanzer at swing.co.at
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A-1130 Vienna, Austria Fax: +43 1 877 66 92
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