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Date 2019-01-10.17:14:59
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It might be better in my sample code to write
    isinstance(p, int)
instead of
    type(p) == int
This would fix Rémi's example. (I wanted to avoid thinking about (False // True).)

For median([1, 1]), I am not claiming that 1.0 is wrong and 1 is right. I'm not saying the module is broken, only that it can be improved.

For median([1, 1]), I believe that 1 is a better answer, particularly for school students. In other words, that making this change would improve Python.

As a pure mathematician, to me 1.0 means a number that is close to 1. Whereas 1 means a number that is exactly 1..
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