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In honor of tau/2 day.


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    The discussion is fun to read, especially Guido’s comments and actions. http://bugs.python.org/issue12345

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      Indeed. I especially enjoyed the following two comments. As Chesterton put it: “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.” :-)

      Guido van Rossum:

      It’s okay if Python occasionally shows its lighter side in unexpected places. Think of the delight of future (junior) high schoolers who discover that Python participates in the tau debate. :-)

      Also, I think this video by Vi Hart should be linked to from the docs for this constant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG7vhMMXagQ

      Vedran Čačić (veky):

      Guido once again shows he is not a mathematicians (honestly, most of the “arguments” for tau are plain nonsense), but he is a fantastic popularizer. I (and most of the other professional mathematicians) will love Python a tiny bit less, but a horde of people will love it more, and it’s a fine tradeoff. :-)

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