How about adding rational fraction to Python?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Feb 29 23:10:45 CET 2008

"Arnaud Delobelle" <arnodel at> wrote in message

| What screws me is that I'm going to have to type p//q in the future.

When I compare that pain to the gain of not having to type an otherwise 
extraneous 'float(...)', and the gain of disambiguating the meaning of a/b 
(for builtin numbers at least), I think there will be a net gain for the 


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