Do I always have to write "self." ?

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Tue May 2 23:49:40 CEST 2000


Samuel A. Falvo II wrote:
>*I* don't think
>Hungarian is nasty -- I see it as a tool a programmer can use to keep
things
>straight in his head, and on paper, precisely as a Physicist would use
units
>to keep things straight in his/her head.

But particle and nuclear physicists (at least) don't use units  :)
There are a couple of notations where basic physical constants are
set to 1, eg:
  c == speed of light == 1
  h_bar == planck's constant/(2 pi) == 1

This reduces the need for carrying around a lot of extra constants,
like c**3/h**2.  When the calculations are finished, you then say "and
because the final terms must be units of spam, we add eggs**3/viking".


                    Andrew
                    dalke at acm.org








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