Alternate numeric proposal
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Mon Jul 23 08:45:00 CEST 2001
Chris Gonnerman wrote:
> I have been following (and participating) in the integer division
> argument for some time (and a divisive one it is, too), and while
> standing in the shower (really!) an idea came to me.
> Why don't we add a hook to Python to control the numeric evaluation
> rules directly?
> The module writer says, HEY, what about me? I need consistent math
> in my module!
That's exactly the problem here. One of the primary reasons people are
objecting to the change is because it means a fundamental change in the
core language: a builtin operator behaves differently. The solution is
not generalizing all builtin operators, certainly -- that makes the
problem infinitely worse.
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