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Re: [Axiom-developer] Documentation bug?

From: Martin Rubey
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Documentation bug?
Date: 15 Feb 2006 18:02:12 +0100
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Ralf Hemmecke <address@hidden> writes:

> > I agree that the limitation on the length of the abbreviation
> > itself was constrained by the old file names. But there are
> > many cases where standard short name is quite convenient -
> > especially for use by expert users in the Axiom interpreter.
> > For example I often write: 'POLY INT' instead of
> > 'Polynomial Integer' (and I am sure I could think of more
> > extreme cases where the abbreviations are useful).
> Well, I agree that some standard is not that bad. However, I mostly prefer to
> use no abbreviation. And if I do in my code I (probably) also provide the
> explicit macros I use.

Note that the abbrevations are inaccessible in spad code. There are only for
the interpreter, and I think that this is a good thing.


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