math.pow vs pow

John J. Lee jjl at
Fri Nov 28 00:31:17 CET 2003

Clueless Moron <Bill.Gates at> writes:

> Why do they act differently with respect to complex numbers?
> Apart from handling complex numbers, the built-in pow also has a
> modulo efficiency hack.
> When would I want to use math.pow?

For some applications, getting a complex result means you've made a
mistake.  And some people don't know what a complex number is, and
would rather have their teeth drilled than find out.


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