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Re: [Axiom-developer] Documentation bug?

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Documentation bug?
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:12:55 +0100
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On 02/15/2006 06:02 PM, Martin Rubey wrote:
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.

Aha! That sounds like they are really more or less like macro definitions.


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