Comment on PEP-0238

Tim Peters tim.one at home.com
Mon Jul 9 04:45:24 CEST 2001


[Mark Jackson]
> ...
> But is "//" rather than "div" actually ruled out?  I find it hard
> to believe that the C++ and Java programmers are actually so
> hardwired that
>
> a = b//c
>
> looks like "a = b" followed by a comment to them.

Na, it's actually so that APL programmers, who think "/" is also a unary
prefix operator meaning "reciprocal", don't end up parsing

    b//c

as

    b / (/c) == b / (1/c) == b * c

Paying attention to other languages is indeed a bad idea <0.9 wink>.





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