Pep 238 Why new // operator (Non-integer Division)
not.this at seebelow.org
Mon Mar 19 22:23:04 CET 2001
In article <mailman.984811161.25962.python-list at python.org>, "Tim says...
>> BTW, I guess I'm not the first one to notice that this new operator
>> looks an awful lot like a C/C++ comment.
>No, you're the first! 329 people did note that // looks an awful lot like
>Fortran's string concatenation operator. I expect these were the same 329
>who complained to the C++ committee about abusing *their* prior art.
Eureka!--I get it now. It's designed to make it easier to write Fortran in
Python (er, I mean "Fortran _as_ Python") <wink>
>> So maybe some other symbol should be used.
Now that you mention it, did the previous line inspire "print >>"?
>Why bother? Python's # looks an awful lot like C++'s preprocessor directive
Now don't get me start on that: to me, it had looked more like _Perl's_ #!
(That has too many sharp edges!)
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