A use for integer quotients

Moshe Zadka moshez at zadka.site.co.il
Mon Jul 23 12:18:38 CEST 2001


On Sun, 22 Jul 2001 23:42:03 -0700, Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
 
> Or you could not change it in the first place, eliminate the transition
> period requirement, keep Python's integer division operator consistent
> with other languages 

non-issue. Many other languages do division correctly - Scheme, Perl and
Tcl, for instance.

> like it already was, not have to worry about the PR
> hit it is going to necessarily take ("In Python the meaning of the
> builtin operators change every third release!  What a crock"), and
> prevent experienced Python programmers from shaking their heads in
> confusion and wonder.
> 
> I simply cannot believe that the benefit that will be gained will be
> worth the price in inconvenience.

Here we must agree to disagree. Guido thinks that the benefits it
will give to Python readability are big enough, and I happen to
agree with him.
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