Python can't divide??!?!

Axle sheepsquall at netscape.net
Sun Feb 8 02:14:25 CET 2004


Yes, python can divide... use the / operator

Kurt B. Kaiser wrote:

> John Hunter <jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu> writes:
> 
> 
>>The thing that may be tripping you up is that (val) is simply the
>>value, and (val,) is a tuple containing the value as the first
>>element.  As for printing a value versus a tuple of values, that's the
>>__repr__ versus __str__ distinction previous posters have referred to.
> 
> 
> :-)
> 
> Tim enlightened me on this issue some years ago, when I suggested a
> "solution" using sys.displayhook;
> 
> http://www.google.com/groups?q=g:thl2117804141d&dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=mailman.991854611.2080.python-list%40python.org
> 
> Just try explaining this stuff to a 9 year old learning Python!  It
> tends to break the expository flow....
> 




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