Math.TAU
Brendan Eich
brendan at mozilla.org
Tue Jul 1 09:31:15 PDT 2014
joe wrote:
> If we're going to have convenience multiples of PI, they should be a)
> non-ideological, and b) include more than one (PI/2 comes up a lot in
> vector math, for example).
>
> Why not have:
>
> Math.PI
> Math.DPI //double pi
TAU
> Math.HPI //half pi
ETA, conventionally.
>
> Or perhaps we should just let people define their own constants. This
> does seem a bit silly.
The ideology is silly, or worse.
Don't worry, as a champion (advocate for spec-canonization of a
proposal), I will face an advocatus diaboli -- probably many. I'll also
make sure to balance the proposal by listing other candidates for Math
(erf, gamma, ETA) and sorting by observed frequency of use, importance
as built-in vs. self-hosted, etc.
I hope people can hold fire now and let es-discuss focus on better
topics. But if you have something related to Math to propose, please
start a new thread.
/be
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