Easy function, please help.
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Feb 9 15:48:27 CET 2011
On 2/9/2011 9:27 AM, RJB wrote:
> On Feb 8, 11:08 pm, Paul Rudin<paul.nos... at rudin.co.uk> wrote:
>> It works because 0 tests false and because integer division yields
>> integers... eventually you'll get something like 1/10 giving 0.
>> It's not necessarily a good thing to rely on. For example if you try it
>> after "from __future__ import division" - or in python 3 - you'll get a
>> float as the result of the division and it won't test False.
> What operator should I use if I want integer division?
The line should be 'n = n//10' or even 'n //= 10'.
You might have answered your own question be putting
print(n, count) at the top of the loop body.
Print is an excellent tool.
Terry Jan Reedy
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