Old Man Yells At Cloud
On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:52 am, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> Yes -- that would give me fits if I were using Python3 currently...
> Since so many of the languages I've learned over the past years use the
> concept integer / integer => integer_result
That would be C, and C derived languages, perhaps?
Pascal uses integer / integer => float (except Pascal calls it "Real"). If you
want integer division, use "div".
I think so did Algol.
> Come to think of it -- wasn't there a post from someone (seems to
> expired or been filtered from my client) asking for help with some sorting
> program... I'm pretty sure the partitioning logic would croak on Python3
> due to floating point results in the slice indices:
> pA = part[:n/2]
> pB = part[n/2:]
If you want integer division, you have to use integer division :-)
pA = part[:n//2]
?Cheer up,? they said, ?things could be worse.? So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.