[swift-evolution] Extend FloatingPoint with tau!

David Waite david at alkaline-solutions.com
Thu Jun 30 10:40:19 CDT 2016


Tau, unlike pi, is not a commonly understood mathematical constant.  Even in the realm of mathematics, tau is used to represent multiple concepts and other constants, such as the golden ratio. 

Finally, tau is easily computed from pi and should not result in a loss of precision. This makes it an excellent candidate for addition via an extension for third party code which desires it and understands what "tau" means in their domain

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> On Jun 30, 2016, at 6:02 AM, Rimantas Liubertas via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Lots of win for very small effort.
> "Lots" like in not having to type "2 *"?
> -1 from me.
> Best regards,
> Rimantas
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