Re: behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113984] Re: behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 06:10:32 -0500 (EST)

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.