Mon, 03 Dec 2001 16:42:22 -0800
>If you want to use programming as part of another topic then
>use new division but if you want to teach programming
>principles stick to old style - its much more univesally
>applicable and infornative IMHO.
Not so sure about this in light of Tim's recent remark:
Actually, truncating integer division is largely confined
to C and Fortran and their derivatives. The list of
languages that don't truncate starts with Algol 60 and
Smalltalk, AWK, Prolog, Pascal, COBOL, ABC, and Python
with -Qnew <wink>.
Seems one can justify going either way, even if "programming
principles" is the yardstick.