From: Stuart Mentzer
Date: 6/30/2005 11:09 PM
To: rosetta-develop mailing list
Subject: [Develop] Migration to utility::conversions and constants

We have finished migrating all the various PI-based
constants and radians--degrees conversions to the
utility library. The change to the full precision
values has made some changes to the benchmark
results but all the code has been carefully reviewed.

One cause of some significant changes was that this
value for PI was being used in refold.cc:
3.1414159265359.
That extra "14" has sat in there since the Fortran
code. This is a great example of why common constants
and conversions should be defined in one place.

If there are other constants and conversions that
would be useful feel free to add them or ask us to.

Stuart