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From Gonzalo Diethelm <gonzalo.dieth...@diethelm.org>
Subject Re: Status of floating point literals and arithmetic?
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:10:56 GMT
I would just do:

#set ($fontSize1Percent = 85)
#set ($fontSize2Percent = $fontSize1Percent * 75 / 100)

although I admit it is a cop out... Regards.

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 13:39 -0400, Paul Lynch wrote:

> I just ran into a case where I wanted to do something like the following in
> a template:
> 
> #set($fontSize1Percent = 85)
> #set($fontSize2Percent = 0.75 * $fontSize1Percent)
> 
> When this didn't parse, I searched the velocity mail archives for
> information on floating points, and found the the lengthy 2002 discussion.
> The impression I got was that there was some interest in adding the ability
> to specify floating point literals and to allow floating point arithmetic.
> Was anything actually checked in for it?  (As I recall the 1.4 release came
> out quite a while after 2002.)  If not, is the current best practice for
> this sort of thing to use the MathTool class in the GenericTools
> sub-project?  With that, I could do something like:
> 
> #set($fontSize1Percent = 85)
> #set($reduction = $math.div(75, 100))
> #set($fontSize2Percent = $math.mul($reduction, $fontSize1Percent))
> 
> Thanks,
>        --Paul Lynch


-- 
Gonzalo Diethelm
gonzalo.diethelm@aditiva.com

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