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## Re: constant `e'

**From**: |
Dieter Wilhelm |

**Subject**: |
Re: constant `e' |

**Date**: |
Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:07:24 +0100 |

**User-agent**: |
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux) |

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>* I could consider renaming it (later) if someone suggests a good new*
>* name.*
I've never seen capital letters in Elisp code. So wouldn't it be
appropriate to end a convention for "unconventional" Elisp objects and
to finally use an inherent, for my taste, neglected language feature?
e -> E
pi -> Pi
(This is also the traditional form in the Math program Mathematica.)
other approaches not mentioned so far:
pi -> P (Keybinding from Emacs Calc)
e -> ee (borrowed from Mathematica's input form of the complex unit ii
and exp[1] as ee)
pi -> pi() (borrowed from MySQL and Excel)
e -> e()
But python uses also the constants e and pi.
The Math program Matlab uses the constant pi and i but not e (exp[1]).
--
Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Darmstadt, Germany

**Re: constant `e'**, *(continued)*
**Re: constant `e'**, *David Kastrup*, `2007/02/09`
**RE: constant `e'**, *Drew Adams*, `2007/02/09`
**Re: constant `e'**,
*Dieter Wilhelm* **<=**
**Re: constant `e'**, *Kevin Rodgers*, `2007/02/10`
**Re: constant `e'**, *Stefan Monnier*, `2007/02/10`
**Re: constant `e'**, *Lennart Borgman (gmail)*, `2007/02/10`
**Re: constant `e'**, *Stefan Monnier*, `2007/02/10`
**Re: constant `e'**, *Lennart Borgman (gmail)*, `2007/02/10`
**Re: constant `e'**, *Kevin Rodgers*, `2007/02/12`
**RE: constant `e'**, *Drew Adams*, `2007/02/12`