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On 06 Apr 2004, skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 11:15, Christophe TROESTLER wrote:
>
> > -. 3.**2.
> >
> > returns 9. while in math -x^2 means -(x^2) and not (-x)^2 !
>
> I'm not sure there *are* any 'usual' rules in maths.
Well -x^2 as meaning -(x^2) *is* a usual rule -- no mathematician will
ever understand it as (-x)^2. Still my question remains as whether
the above is intended by the OCaml developpers or is just a case that
"slipped through" (and an oddity that has bitten me once).
ChriS
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