Spec proposal

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Fri Dec 14 04:20:31 PST 2007

On 2007-12-13, at 15:50 EST, Lars T Hansen wrote:

> My beef with ECMAScript at this point is that it has no integer divide
> operator and no easy way to signal to the implementation that that's
> what desired.  In practice, "/" forces us into floating point.

Couldn't this be fixed upward-compatibly by adding an optional second  
argument to floor, ceiling, round, and truncate the way Lisp and  
) do?


   var int x = int(y) / int(z);

also signals that an integer divide is desired (although the desired  
rounding mode is is unclear).

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