A use for integer quotients
aahz at panix.com
Sat Jul 28 01:28:06 EDT 2001
In article <mailman.995862939.15013.python-list at python.org>,
Moshe Zadka <moshez at zadka.site.co.il> wrote:
>On Sun, 22 Jul 2001 21:05:47 -0700, Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
>> The serious problem I see here is backward compatibility. I shudder to
>> think at the volume of preexisting, long-standing code that this will
>> quietly break
>Quietly? Note that in the 2.2 release, there will be *no* change except
>that you *can* use //, and the only change is if you
>"from __future__ import division".
>In 2.3, as I understand it, you'll be able to get warnings out when you
>are doing something whose semantics will change.
Yup, quietly. What happens in Python 2.6, after the changeover is
complete? Never in the past has there been a change of such great scope
with such a potential for quiet breakage.
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