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Re: program to compute gears, with table

From: David Scheidt
Subject: Re: program to compute gears, with table
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 19:59:16 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/2.0.0-20110823 ("Ardenistiel") (UNIX) (NetBSD/7.1 (i386))

In Joerg <> wrote:
:On 2017-09-08 10:52, Emanuel Berg wrote:
:> Skip Montanaro wrote:
:>> * Why the 1.0 divisor when computing gear?
:> As explained, otherwise it'll be integer
:> division. But I think that qualifies as a hack
:> (not an ugly hack tho) so there is no shame in
:> spotting it an "error" :)
:>> * You can skip the radius and use wheel
:>> (diameter) directly in computing
:>> the circumference.
:> Right!
:>> * It never occurred to me to do this in Lisp.
:>> I always just use an online calculator, like:
:> Let's agree there is no need to do it in Lisp.
:> Only a desire :)

:Why make things complicated? I do such stuff with spreadsheets. That's 
:what they were invented for. Part of every office software including 
:free ones.

I rewrote his code in common lisp in less time than it takes excel to

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