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Re: behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8
On 11/19/10 at 5:10 AM, edskulsky at gmail.com (David Skulsky) wrote: >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?). I can confirm getting 0. as the result of doing 0.0 x in version 8 but getting 0.x as the result in version 7. It seems to me the result returned by version 8 is more consistent and version 8 is correcting a "bug" that was present in version 7.