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Re: constant `e'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: constant `e'
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 10:34:23 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

>> but the reason why I propagated this to the repository is that even tho
>> the current implementation of `defconst' does not currently make
>> variables immutable, it is its intention.

> Curious; I was under the idea that having immutable variables in elisp
> was considered unnecessary.

It's of course not necessary.  Whether it would be good or not is also
debatable.  But the intention of "defconst" is obviously to define
a constant (hence the name), whether or not that it enforced by
the implementation.

>> In any case I completely agree that `e' should be renamed, maybe to
>> something like `math-e'.

> Yes. I like this one better than exp1.

Of course `pi' would want to be renamed similarly.


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