On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 04:11:19PM +0900, "Pe?a, Botp" wrote:
> 0 is not a _close_ approximation of  1/2 (read one divided by two). At least
> it does not approximate what is on my mind :-) That is why one proposed the
> use of "\" for _integer_ division. To a toddler, I would explain that "1
> cannot be divided by 2" but not zero [1] ;-)
> 
> I was just thinking if we could get loose fr the "1.0/2" (dot-zero-required)
> grip w/c has plague langs since fortran to c/c++.

I remember a long time ago using a language which had 'div' and 'mod' as
integer operators, leaving '/' for floating-point division. Pascal maybe?

But anyway, the result of dividing two integers is not a float - it's a rat
:-)