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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Calc behavior: result of 0 ^ 0
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:46:00 GMT

> Da: Kay Schenk 
>On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Joe Schaefer <>
>> wrote:
>> > OTOH I haven't seen anyone issue a technical
>> > veto on this change, which is really what's
>> > required before Pedro actually needs to revert
>> > anything.
>> >
>> I was waiting to see if there were any persuasive arguments in favor
>> of breaking backwards compatibility before deciding whether to do
>> that.  I think things are getting a little clearer now with Norbert's
>> contribution to the discussion.  But if (as it seems now) that
>> "mathematical correctness" does not justify the change, then my
>> position would be that we don't break backwards compatibility.
>> Also, a veto would be a blunt instrument and I'd rather avoid it if
>> further discussion leads to a consensus.
>> -Rob
>Given this discussion and research I've done on my own, I will veto this
>change and would like to see it reverted. Sorry, Pedro!  and thanks you
>Norbert and others for this worthy discussion.

Well, it admittedly comes as a surprise to me that there is such a huge
resistance to change without some real argumentation.

I will ask everyone to take a break for two weeks before starting the
voting procedure for this.

Independently of the vote result I will be effectively stopping the
development work I intended to do on Calc as I have lost all
interest on improving it given the current situation.


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