Date: Mar 14, 2006 8:56 AM Author: Toni Lassila Subject: Re: Reason for operator precedence On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:31:57 GMT, "Dik T. Winter" <Dik.Winter@cwi.nl>

wrote:

>But try to write the polynomial x^7 + 2x^6 - 3x^5 + 2x^4 +7x^3 - 3x^2 - 5x + 8

>without assuming precedence. It is to avoid large numbers of parenthesis.

You could use RPN. But that's just too perverse for words.