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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [JEXL] / operator behavior change
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:08:11 GMT
On 02/09/2009, Henrib <hbiestro@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  As part of JEXL-87 (which relates to JEXL-65), the / operator now does
>  integer divisions on integers (big or small); in other words, it behaves the
>  same way the other operators do.
>
>  This is the common behavior in several languages (Java, ECMAScript, C, C++)
>  and the workaround if you need decimal precision is 4 characters away: 'x /
>  y' becomes 'x*1.0 / y'
>  Given the targeted (known) usages of JEXL, it seems preferable to behave as
>  commonly expected rather than introducing another operator dedicated to
>  integer division.

Agreed, now that integers are no longer promoted to double, the "/"
and "div" commands are fine for integer division.

>  Any strong votes against this modification ?

OK by me.

So long as we document the changes to how numbers are promoted.

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