** Operator

Ziga Seilnacht ziga.seilnacht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 15:21:32 CET 2006

Christoph Zwerschke wrote:
> Alex Martelli wrote:
> > Sathyaish wrote:
> >
> >> I tried it on the interpreter and it looks like it is the "to the power
> >> of" operator symbol/function. Can you please point me to the formal
> >> definition of this operator in the docs?
> >
> > http://docs.python.org/ref/power.html
> I think this should be also mentioned in the Built-In Functions section
> of the Library Reference. Probably most users do not read the Language
> Reference (since the main menu says it's "for language lawyers" and yes,
> it is not really fun to read).
> 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.
> -- Christoph

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