On Thursday 26 December 2002 11:42 pm, Brian Wisti wrote:
> Integer division is one of those areas which is strangely
> controversial.  To some people, POLS is "integer divided by integer
> results in an integer".  To others, it is "a number divided by another
> number results in the integer or decimal value to represent the precise
> quotient, converting between numeric types if necessary".
>
> If you can't tell by my stumbling over the phrasing of this problem, I
> belong in the first camp.  For me in this case, POLS is sticking to the
> initial types unless explicitly stating or absolutely required
> otherwise.  This behavior is similar to that of other languages, so
> somebody coming in from one of those other languages would be surprised
> if "1210/10" did not return 12!

i do see your point, but i think it makes more sense for a strictly typed 
langauge, rather than a dynamic one like ruby.