Re: Change in Times[] behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg114014] Re: Change in Times[] behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:25:03 -0500 (EST)

This contradiction between the documentation and the behavior for 0.0 x in Mathematica 8 holds under Windows (XP), too. On 11/19/2010 5:10 AM, 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?). > > Eli David Skulsky > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305