I’m refactoring some of our code and am wondering what to do with a few scientific constants we use, like speed of light, permittivity of free space, and the like. I was intrigued to see a stand-alone package, Tau.jl but that offers a bit more than just the τ constant.
Would it be appropriate to create a Constants.jl package and put these things in there? Would that be broadly useful to the community? Or would it attract controversy as we had to decide which constants were too specialized for inclusion, or naming, etc.?
At a minimum I’d consider adding the defined entries in Wikipedia’s physical constants article.