A use for integer quotients

Rainer Deyke root at rainerdeyke.com
Tue Jul 24 11:24:37 EDT 2001

"Paul Foley" <see at below> wrote in message
news:m2wv4yhm6v.fsf at mycroft.actrix.gen.nz...
> If you want integers, write floor(a,b) [or floor(a/b)], since that's
> what you really mean.

That would be incorrect though.  When I write "a / b", I mean "the largest
integer 'c' such that c * b <= a".  I don't mean "some approximation loosely
resembling a / b", which floating point calculations give me.

Rainer Deyke (root at rainerdeyke.com)
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