Q: Feature Wish: "%" Extension

Hans Nowak wurmy at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 7 14:13:53 CET 2001


Rainer Deyke wrote:

> "John Roth" <johnroth at ameritech.net> wrote in message
> news:tugphsjop81s04 at news.supernews.com...
> > Integer division is not an inverse of integer multiplication, therefore
> > the proposed counterexample fails.
>
> What do you mean?  '(a * b) / b' equals 'a' for all integers 'a' and 'b'
> (assuming 'a * b' evaluates without overflow), except when 'b' equals 0.

I think the idea is that (a / b) * b does not equal a in current
(non-__future__) Python...?

>>> (9 / 4) * 4
8

--Hans Nowak




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