[Haskell-cafe] Re: pi

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Wed Oct 10 12:11:08 EDT 2007

On 2007-10-10, jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
> Oh yes, everybody in the world uses in ONE program several overloaded
> versions of pi, of the sine function, etc.

They don't have to be in the same program for overloaded versions to be
semantically useful.  They're not strictly necessary, but so?
Having different programs use compatible conventions really is a win.

> How often *you* needed simultaneously overloaded pi and trigs in such a way
> that a default could help you? Answer sincerely (if you wish to answer at
> all...) 

Oh, just about never.   But the defaults are the issue, not the
simultaneously overloaded pi and trig functions.

Aaron Denney

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