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Re: [Axiom-developer] axiom--main--1--patch-31

From: Bob McElrath
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] axiom--main--1--patch-31
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:58:19 -0800
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Bill Page address@hidden wrote:
> On Friday, March 18, 2005 6:33 PM Bob McElrath wrote:
> > 
> > I have a feeling Axiom will go through at least 42 more 
> > releases in its lifetime.  (at least, I hope)  Somehow,
> > I think people might not notice that version
> > 2.71828182845904523536028747135266249775724
> > is not the same as
> > 2.718281828459045235360287471352662497757247.  ;)
> I think Knuth only used this for **major** versions.
> TeX is older and it is currently at version 3.141592

Of course, one could also number by Mersinne primes.  Then when you got
to the 42nd version you'd have to distribute a 100MB file with just the
version number in it!  ;)  Stable releases could be the ones that are
actually prime.  ;)

Oh it's friday, I'm getting silly again.

Bob McElrath [Univ. of California at Davis, Department of Physics]

    Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand
    on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it,
    forever.  -- Noam Chomsky 

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