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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-23 14:47:33

On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 08:45 PM, Guillaume Melquiond wrote:
> More seriously, I prefer using a sort of Polish inverse notation in
> order
> to have the main term in front of the name. For example, I think it's
> more
> homogeneous to have
> pi_half
> pi_twice
> rather than
> half_pi
> two_pi

While I understand the logic behind this, the use of the phrase "two
pi" is so common in the physics community that I don't see anybody ever
using a library constant called "pi_twice". I would rather write 2*pi
which is better readable. Thus, even if there turns out to be a
consensus for a standard notation starting with the symbol name I would
strongly urge to keep "two_pi" in addition as a special case.


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