[Tutor] Division

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:07:22 -0000

> > they should use the old style division behaviour - its how
> > the vast majority of programming languages work and is a
> Actually, truncating integer division is largely confined to 
> C and Fortran and their derivatives.  

Guess that gives away where my programming career started then :-)

> Basic, Smalltalk, AWK, Prolog, Pascal, COBOL, 

Hmm, I've used all of these but thinking about it you're right
they have a separate integer division operator that truncates
but by default convert to float for division results.

OK, I withdraw the objection :-)

Alan G.