** Operator

Christoph Zwerschke cito at online.de
Mon Mar 20 16:23:59 CET 2006


Ziga Seilnacht wrote:
> Christoph Zwerschke wrote:
>> In the explanation about pow() at
>> http://docs.python.org/lib/built-in-funcs.html, the notation 10**2 is
>> suddenly used, without explaining that it is equivalent to pow(10,2). I
>> think this could be improved in the docs.
>
> It is:
> http://docs.python.org/lib/typesnumeric.html

You're right, it's mentioned there in section 2.3.4, but the explanation 
of pow() is already in section 2.1 prior to that.

So it would be nice if the paragraph explaining pow() would mention that 
you can also write x**y for pow(x,y). And/or the example given in the 
paragraph should say pow(10,2) instead of 10**2. Otherwise it's a bit 
confusing for somebody who reads in chronological order and doesn't know 
about the ** syntax (many other languages write x^y instead of x**y).

-- Christoph



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