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Re^2: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Oct 08, 2004 at 13:34 UTC ( #397643=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.
in thread (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.

The one thing I got out of VB: the idea of having two different division operators. One for integer division, and one for floating-point division. It seems like a really Perlish idea to me. Although it also seems to me that VB's type system ought to be able to tell if you're assigning to a float or to an int and Do the Right Thing. It doesn't make sense in even a nominially static typed language like VB, though it would fit right in with Perl.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.


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Re^3: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.
by itub (Priest) on Oct 08, 2004 at 19:09 UTC
    Pascal was like this: there was / and there was div.
Re^3: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.
by apotheon (Deacon) on Nov 16, 2006 at 04:52 UTC

    OCaml does that as well. It uses a type inference system with static typing, though, so it makes a lot of sense for OCaml.

    edit: Woah, I didn't notice the timestamps here at first. This response is a little late.

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