Exponentiation operator precedence

Waldemar Horwat waldemar at google.com
Thu Aug 27 01:19:27 UTC 2015

On 08/26/2015 15:08, Mark S. Miller wrote:
> The force of that precedent is indeed what my objection is. The "yield" counter-example is interesting, but "yield" is an identifier not an operator symbol, and so does not as clearly fall within or shape operator expectations.
> If someone explains a compelling need for ** I would find that interesting. But until then...

** is a convenience, and that's the wrong criterion to apply here.  If it were, then we wouldn't have useful conveniences like Math.cosh or arrow functions.

I'd rather read

   a*x**3 + b*x**2 + c*x + d


   a*Math.pow(x, 3) + b*Math.pow(x, 2) + c*x + d


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