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#### Sidoh

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##### Re: My new toy..
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2007, 02:32:12 am »
Its use in a bunch of programming languages doesn't really make it a standard, especially since there are so many other ways that it's done.

Plus, that's in the syntax of the programming language; it doesn't really apply in a situation like this...

#### Joe

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##### Re: My new toy..
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2007, 01:49:48 pm »
People are stupid

** is power, ^ is eXclusive Or

Not difficult to remember :\

Man, I wish everyone else in my math class knew C.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.

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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2007, 06:59:28 pm »
Let's just all start using Math.pow(x, y) for exponents. That should solve everything.

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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2007, 07:03:57 pm »
Let's just all start using Math.pow(x, y) for exponents. That should solve everything.

Haha, agreed!

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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2007, 09:33:52 pm »
Man, I wish everyone else in my math class knew Java.

Fixed.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.

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##### Re: My new toy..
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2007, 09:39:37 pm »
Man, I wish everyone else in my math class knew Java.

Fixed.

Huh?

Incidentally, it would be even more complicated if they only knew C, because in addition to having to type pow(x, y), you'd have to find a way to link in the math library (-libm) when they, err, compile your text?

#### Joe

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##### Re: My new toy..
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2007, 02:40:07 am »
I was saying that using Math.pow is Java-specific, making it even more complicated than C syntax.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.

#### Sidoh

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« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2007, 02:51:31 am »
I was saying that using Math.pow is Java-specific, making it even more complicated than C syntax.

How does it being Java syntax make it more complicated than C? :S

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« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2007, 10:18:24 am »
I was saying that using Math.pow is Java-specific, making it even more complicated than C syntax.

How does it being Java syntax make it more complicated than C? :S

Math is a class. ^ and ** are operators. Math is language specific, whereas ^ and ** are part of the syntax, and can be taken to any most programming languages.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.

#### Sidoh

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« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2007, 12:06:12 pm »
Math is a class. ^ and ** are operators. Math is language specific, whereas ^ and ** are part of the syntax, and can be taken to any most programming languages.

Yes, I know, but Math being Java-specific doesn't make the syntax any more complicated.

If you start throwing ** around in C, I'm pretty sure you're not going to get the desired results.

#### Joe

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« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2007, 12:47:35 pm »
Math is a class. ^ and ** are operators. Math is language specific, whereas ^ and ** are part of the syntax, and can be taken to any most programming languages.

Yes, I know, but Math being Java-specific doesn't make the syntax any more complicated.

Let my bad joke die, okay?
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.