Change in Times[] behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113960] Change in Times[] behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8*From*: David Skulsky <edskulsky at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:10:14 -0500 (EST)

While testing Mathematica 8 on some heritage code, I found a problem which a colleague traced to a behavioral change in Times[]. Specifically, the documentation for Times[] states that "0 x evaluates to 0, but 0.0 x is left unchanged." This appears to be true in Mathematica 7 but not in Mathematica 8 (at least not under Mac OS X 10.6.4). I have informed Wolfram about this change (bug?). Eli David Skulsky