Originally Posted by the_druid_droid
Mmm, I'm going to have to agree with Deadly on this one as an erstwhile programmer. It strongly depends on what your input/output is. Also, backward compatibility is always a thing and people manage to deal with it despite having things much more complex than a constant change.
Just so we're clear, my programming argument was not the doom scenario SiuiS brought up. I just think it's the kind of thing someone could easily overlook and then spend a couple hours rooting around before going "oh wait, defined the wrong constant, duh." And taking humanity as a collective, that would create an overall efficiency loss that would need to be justified elsewhere if you want to switch to Tau.
Edit: All this talk of tau and pi, but uh, back to the game. What are we doing now? Do we need to do anything else at this location, or can we head back to the base, get some mana back in whatever assorted methods, and hit up the library to figure out what's going on? Also, did Jack want to head back to find out what's become of that nameless crack addict, and would that be before or after we replenish mana?