
From:  Lennart Borgman (gmail) 
Subject:  Re: In CVS Emacs, calceval gives multiplication higher precidence than division 
Date:  Sun, 07 Sep 2008 22:42:31 +0200 
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Randal L. Schwartz wrote: >>>>>> "Lennart" == Lennart Borgman (gmail) <address@hidden> writes: > >>> Admittedly, if you're a computerscience guy and not a math guy, this might >>> seem initially odd. > > Lennart> It is really odd if you happen to know math. > > Really? > > You parse > > a b / c d > > as ((a * b) / c) * d ? > > That's not what I was taught in algebra. Have the rules changed? No, I do not think they have. But maybe your teacher is on another job now ... ;) More seriously: Where do you get those rules from? The notation a b / c d does not look like a standard math notation.
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