PEP 238 (revised)

Guido van Rossum guido at
Fri Jul 27 10:02:53 EDT 2001

Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:

> Would it be more logical and consistent to spell it 
>   from __future__ import true_division
> if we are referring to these both as types of division but specifically 
> "classic" and "true" types?  

No, that's just more verbose.  We import the future definition of

> Or maybe the opposite of "classic" should be "modern", spelled 
> "modern_division"?

Future already implies modern.

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