math.pow vs pow
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Fri Nov 28 00:31:17 CET 2003
Clueless Moron <Bill.Gates at Microsoft.com> 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.
You wouldn't know a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced
naked on top of a harpsichord singing 'Subtle Plans Are Here Again'
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