M_PI

This is a discussion on M_PI within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hi everyone, Does anyone know if they have dropped the constant "M_PI" in the <cmath> or <math.h> header? Until now, ...

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    M_PI

    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know if they have dropped the constant "M_PI" in the <cmath> or <math.h> header? Until now, I've always used it.. :-(

    Thanks for your answer!

    Mark

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    I do not think that it was ever part of standard C++ (or standard C).
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    It's not standard, although most implementations provide it. I'd just define it myself:

    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    
    #ifndef M_PI
    #define M_PI 3.14159265358979323846
    #endif
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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