digitalmars.D - Re: integer division with float result
- bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> Nov 19 2007
Bill Baxter:I think it'd be nice to have / do float division, and introduce another operator (like python's //) for truncated integer division. But I think Walter is too entrenched in C-ish ways to see any value in changing how it works. Python is changing because it wants to be newbie/scientist friendly above all else. D merely wants to be easier to use than C++.
Pascal uses / and div, and it's a good enough syntax. (If operators get changed, then replacing && with and, || with or, etc (and maybe even | with OR, & with AND, etc), may be newbie friendly too. Even Python keeps those cryptic & | ~ ^ maybe because if you need them you can't be too much newbie). Bye, bearophile
Nov 19 2007