semantics of ** (unexpected/inconsistent?)

inhahe inhahe at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 23:19:59 CET 2009


On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Lie Ryan <lie.1296 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/1/2009 5:58 AM, inhahe wrote:
>>
>> i wasn't suggesting it as a feature for python, just pointing out why
>> it might seem counterintuitive.
>
> I'm interested, what do YOU (inhahe) think the result should be? Should both
> become -9 or both become 9. What was your expectation when you wrote that
> post?
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i think the way it works currently is the sane way..pays respect to
the standard order of operations, doesn't have to do anything special
with x = -3, just treats it as an integer, and corresponds with normal
algebra.



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