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Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence tha
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Randal L. Schwartz |
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Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division |
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Mon, 08 Sep 2008 13:43:16 -0700 |
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>>>>> "Lennart" == Lennart Borgman (gmail) <address@hidden> writes:
Lennart> Of course I can see that the behaviour you want saves you a lot of key
Lennart> strokes. My question is really about the default value. You can easily
Lennart> change that, of course. The question is really if you prefer the old
Lennart> default and in that case what arguments you want to present for that.
There's no need to change the longstanding defaults, because it would break
things. You already have a knob you can tweak if you think that "2 a / 3 b"
should multiply by b, rather than divide by it. That's a personal choice.
Frankly, I'd never touch that knob, because it looks to me like it should
divide by b. And I think most mathemeticians would agree, and that's the
target for that part of Calc. Stop thinking computer science. Think
*math* notation.
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- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, (continued)
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Stefan Monnier, 2008/09/07
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Miles Bader, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Stefan Monnier, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, martin rudalics, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Lennart Borgman (gmail), 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Stefan Monnier, 2008/09/07
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Carsten Dominik, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Lennart Borgman, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Carsten Dominik, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Lennart Borgman (gmail), 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division,
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- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Lennart Borgman (gmail), 2008/09/08
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Jay Belanger, 2008/09/08
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Lennart Borgman (gmail), 2008/09/08
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Stefan Monnier, 2008/09/09
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Francis Litterio, 2008/09/09
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Ulrich Mueller, 2008/09/09
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Lennart Borgman (gmail), 2008/09/09
- Re: bug#914: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Leo, 2008/09/30
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Stefan Monnier, 2008/09/08
- Re: In CVS Emacs, calc-eval gives multiplication higher precidence than division, Richard M. Stallman, 2008/09/09