Karim Belabas on Wed, 10 Mar 2004 16:38:29 +0100 |
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Re: Two questions |
* Jon Perry [2004-02-22 11:41]: > 1. Do the powers-that-be at Pari HQ have any plans to implement a parser > that evaluates 2x as 2*x? No. Granted, it is cute and easy to implement, but 1) it is a bit of a hack: it would only work for immediate constants (like the integer 2 above). No way to have a x --> a*x since it might equally well refer to the variable 'ax' 2) it is a minor backward incompatibility: 2e curently stands for 2.e0, i.e 2.000000000 > 2. How about a feature that allows the Pari window to pop-up when a program > has finished? This is not possible in a window manager-independant way. I.e. a lot of effort for a (IMHO) rather minor gain. Cheers, Karim. -- Karim Belabas Tel: (+33) (0)1 69 15 57 48 Dep. de Mathematiques, Bat. 425 Fax: (+33) (0)1 69 15 60 19 Universite Paris-Sud http://www.math.u-psud.fr/~belabas/ F-91405 Orsay (France) http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/ [PARI/GP]