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/** @file constant.h
 *  Interface to GiNaC's constant types and some special constants. */

 *  GiNaC Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
 *  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 *  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 *  (at your option) any later version.
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 *  GNU General Public License for more details.
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 *  along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 *  Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

#ifndef __GINAC_CONSTANT_H__
#define __GINAC_CONSTANT_H__

#include <string>
#include "symbol.h"
#include "ex.h"

namespace GiNaC {

typedef ex (*evalffunctype)(void);
/** This class holds constants, symbols with specific numerical value. Each
 *  object of this class must either provide their own function to evaluate it
 *  to class numeric or provide the constant as a numeric (if it's an exact
 *  number). */
class constant : public symbol
// member functions
	// other ctors
	constant(const std::string & initname, evalffunctype efun = 0, const std::string & texname = std::string());
	constant(const std::string & initname, const numeric & initnumber, const std::string & texname = std::string());
	// functions overriding virtual functions from base classes
	ex evalf(int level = 0) const;
	ex derivative(const symbol & s) const;
	bool is_equal_same_type(const basic & other) const;

	// new virtual functions which can be overridden by derived classes
	// none
	// non-virtual functions in this class
	// none
// member variables
	evalffunctype ef;
	numeric *number;      ///< numerical value this constant evalf()s to

extern const constant Pi;
extern const constant Catalan;
extern const constant Euler;

// utility functions

/** Specialization of is_exactly_a<constant>(obj) for constant objects. */
template<> inline bool is_exactly_a<constant>(const basic & obj)
	return obj.tinfo()==TINFO_constant;

} // namespace GiNaC

#endif // ndef __GINAC_CONSTANT_H__

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