[e-lang] floorDivide operator syntax (was Re: Draft: Handling Symbolic Data)

Kevin Reid kpreid at attglobal.net
Mon Apr 19 17:45:37 EDT 2004


Mark S. Miller <markm at caplet.com> wrote:

> At 09:11 AM 4/13/2004  Tuesday, Constantine Plotnikov wrote:
> >BTW I do not remember receiving answer about issue with "_" and "_/"
> >tokens described in my mail.
> 
> Thanks for the reminder. If we're going to drop "_/", now's the time to do
> it.

Why not call it // as Python does?

Conflict with C++-style line comments is not a significant problem:

  * For humans, context should make it reasonably obvious.

  * Syntax highlighters, parenthesis matchers, and such already would
need specific support for E, due to quasi-quotes.

-- 
Kevin Reid


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