[fpc-pascal] Re: Why this evaluates on "if" wrong ?

Musan Antal antal at componente.net
Tue Oct 30 18:36:39 CET 2007

The discussion about PI reminds me another funny quote:

The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to
constants; instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every
appearance, the variable PI can be given that value with a DATA
statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant.  This
also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.
                -- FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers

Oh, my GOD!
I hope, in the current eternity, no change in the value of pi might occur!
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