W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-css-archive@w3.org > September 2017

Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-values] Radians considered useless without π

From: Christoph Päper via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:52:41 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-328059669-1504864352-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I feel like we are repeating ourselves, so just this one more time.

The proposed benefit is getting rid of the irrational factor of π in `rad`, not the integer factor 2 in `turn`. 

I completely agree that tau-based math would be simpler than pi, but that is not what real authors are used to nor what calculators or trigonometric lookup tables are designed to. Nobody will (want to) change their mental model of angles for CSS. (`turn` is already perfect for rotations, however.)

GitHub Notification of comment by Crissov
Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/309#issuecomment-328059669 using your GitHub account
Received on Friday, 8 September 2017 09:52:40 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Tuesday, 5 July 2022 06:41:17 UTC