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Floating-point gives me heebie-jeebies too. (in fact, a floating conversion seems to be what makes the |>> method fail for @_ = (0)
--then again, log(0) doesn't work either, and the |>> method does work for @_=(0) if you use integer;)
P.S. Why does an opcode fetch take longer than a transcendental function? I'm sure that part of the interpreter must have been fully optimized.

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    [ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
    [ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
    [ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
    [ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
    [ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.
    [ambrus]: As for TeX, I'm not trying to discourage anyone from writing carefully beautifully typeset documents, in maths or outside. But most people aren't willing to do that, and will spend only little time about the formatting,
    [ambrus]: and try to leave everything else to automated systems without checking how what they write came out format-wise, and for those people, discounting the part about journals with a specific format above,

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