complex numbers should respect the "I" representation

David C. Ullrich dullrich at
Mon Jun 30 21:51:34 CEST 2008

In article 
<6c674bf8-f16b-40f1-81ef-72c009c08465 at>,
 "narutocanada at" <narutocanada at> wrote:

> hi
> I think complex numbers should respect the "i" or "I" representation,
> instead of "j".
> No reason being cute and using a different character instead of the
> traditional representation? At least have the decency of supporting
> the orginal representation?
> Programmers use j as frequently as i as indexing variable, I see no
> reason choosing "j" over "i". Have some respect for majority's rules.

Yeah, I tried Python once, found it used "j" this way and
decided that Perl made a lot more sense.

> This is childish.

erm, yes it is, for various values of "this"...

David C. Ullrich

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