PEP 238 (revised)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Jul 27 06:37:39 CEST 2001

"David Bolen" <db3l at> wrote in message
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> Is the polymorphic argument really true here?

I think so, even though Guido made it look asymetric in the first
paragraph.  I can easily imagine that I would want a formula like
(n-1)//k to give the same numerical value regardless of whether n
enters as 20 or 20.0 -- the same as (n-1)*k does.  Why should one work
polymorphically and the other not?

Terry J. Reedy

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