[IPython-dev] future division in embedded ipython

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Wed Jul 4 09:39:25 CDT 2012


On 4 July 2012 14:12, Joon Ro <joonpyro@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using ipython 0.13. I just found that even though my main script has
>  from __future__ import division, the embedded ipython session I still get
> 1/2 = 0
> It has caused me some confusion and I was wondering if this is a bug.

The effect of future statements isn't currently carried across - they
don't work the same way as variables. It's not exactly a bug, but
maybe it's something we want to change.

See also discussion here on future statements in startup files:
https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/950#issuecomment-4993045

Thomas


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