Roadmap proposal for 3.10/4.0
Ken.Dickey at whidbey.com
Tue Oct 17 01:45:50 UTC 2006
I'd like to raise the idea of changing the complex number code in 3.10/4.0.
See change set at:
2i isNumber. "false"
-4 ln. "NaN"
-4 sqrt. "exception"
2i isNumber. "true"
-4 ln. "(1.38629436111989 +3.141592653589793i)"
-4 sqrt. "2.0i"
I consider this a "community issue".
- Are there users of complex numbers (does anyone care)?
- Assuming yes, are there objective criteria for choosing between alternate
+ performance (I suspect that "the wrong answer fast" is not the Smalltalk
way as we can always augment the primOps)
+ complex number user community vote
I am actually agnostic as to which code base gets chosen, but we really should
get the answers right.
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