Mon, 3 Dec 2001 13:16:59 -0500
> Just one point is that maybe for an education in programming
> they should use the old style division behaviour - its how
> the vast majority of programming languages work and is a
> great way to see how the computer is working under the covers.
Actually, truncating integer division is largely confined to C and Fortran
and their derivatives. The list of languages that don't truncate starts
Smalltalk, AWK, Prolog, Pascal, COBOL, ABC, and Python with -Qnew <wink>.