Time we switched to unicode? (was Explanation of this Python language feature?)
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Tue Mar 25 15:08:11 CET 2014
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:26:47 PM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Antoon Pardon
> >> It doesn't bother me. IIRC in primary school before fractions were introduced,
> >> a colon was used to indicate division.
> The way I learned it, a colon was for a ratio, and a horizontal line
> was for a fraction. Both of them effectively indicate division, but
> with a distinct difference. If you have four red objects and two blue
> ones, the ratio of red to blue is 4 : 2 or 2 : 1, but the fraction
> (proportion) that are red is 4 / 6 or 2 / 3.
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