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Michael Sperber scripsit: > So I can't fault your argument, but I really am not sure which version > (DIV+MOD which switches behavior depending on the second argument, or > separate DIV+MOD and QUO+REM) would be easier to remember or less > confusing. It would help, if more people on this list could chime in. Now that the question is verbal rather than mathematical, I feel competent to comment: I prefer the separate functions and the names DIV+, MOD+, DIV-, and MOD-. -- We pledge allegiance to the penguin John Cowan and to the intellectual property regime cowan@xxxxxxxx for which he stands, one world under http://www.ccil.org/~cowan Linux, with free music and open source http://www.ap.org software for all. --Julian Dibbell on Brazil, edited