Comment on PEP-0238

Tim Peters at
Sun Jul 8 22:45:24 EDT 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) == b / (1/c) == b * c

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

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