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From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-19 20:55:35

"Paul A. Bristow" wrote:

> But if the common use is just to get pi and e,
> all this may be overkill, and worse have a cost in compile time,
> link size, or worst of all, code bloat.
> Any ideas or views on this aspect?

Its overkill. What we need is just a list of constants.

        long double pi = 3.141;
        long double c= 2e5;

That's it. Pretend you're building the system
for engineering students. I just want

        float r =
                4 * 365.25 * 24 * 60 * 60 * c;
        float a = pi * r * r;

to work. I'm just trying to figure out much area my search
and rescue ship needs to cover to find the lost
Andomeda Strainer.

John (Max) Skaller, mailto:skaller_at_[hidden] 
10/1 Toxteth Rd Glebe NSW 2037 Australia voice: 61-2-9660-0850
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