Issue #14924 has been reported by deneb (Sbastien Durand).

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Feature #14924: // floor division operator
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/14924

* Author: deneb (Sbastien Durand)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
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Hello!

In my job, I have to do many math operations. And it's kind of a pain because of integer division (3 / 2 == 1). I have to constantly cast integers to floats.

Would it be a good idea to always return a float when you divide two numbers? I mean, 99% of the time you just want that. (The principle of least surprise.)

Python is doing that just right: 

~~~ python
3 / 2 == 1.5
3 // 2 == 1
~~~

http://python-reference.readthedocs.io/en/latest/docs/operators/floor_division.html

I don't know if it's too much of a breaking change though? Maybe for Ruby3x3?

Thanks.



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