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Re: e and pi

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: e and pi
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:52:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 09:14:57AM -0700, Drew Adams wrote:
> [...]
>> `float-e' is a longer name, but it is silly - this is not about whether the
>> value is a  float.  The name should say what the constant means/is - 
>> `math-e' or
>> whatever [...]
> +1 for math-e
> Those are constants in some hypothetical "math" package.

calc is not hypothetical.  It already occupies the math- prefix.

math-e-cache is a variable defined in `calc-ext.el'.
Its value is 
 (bigpos 9045 2845 2818 2718)

math-e is a compiled Lisp function in `calc-ext.el'.


Not documented.


> (Besides, float-e reminds me fatally of Hungarian notation, but of
> course not everyone has to share my allergies :)
> Regards
> -- tomás

David Kastrup

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