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Author belopolsky
Recipients Aaron.Meurer, Nofar Schnider, abarry, belopolsky, benjamin.peterson, eric.araujo, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, lisroach, mark.dickinson, ncoghlan, pfalcon, pitrou, python-dev, rhettinger, sbaird, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, stutzbach, tim.peters, veky, vstinner, waldir, zach.ware
Date 2016-08-12.21:32:37
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> All that said, I agree with Mark that math.e is at best an attractive nuisance.

Why don't we fix the nuisance part without making it less attractive:

class _E(float):
    def __pow__(self, other):
        if self is e:
            return exp(other)
            return pow(self, other)

e = _E(2.718281828...)

> It's okay if Python occasionally shows its lighter side in unexpected places.

I would rather see

from math import π

work in the future Pythons.

I like Vi Hart, but I am firmly on the π side in the π vs. τ debate.  The problem with τ is that it is visually smaller than π, actually twice smaller: π ≈ ττ, but the actual definition is the opposite.
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