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Re: emacs-calc


From: Jay Belanger
Subject: Re: emacs-calc
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 08:39:33 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Baloff <address@hidden> writes:
...
> using emacs-calc "Embedded Mode", I tried it on my *scratch* buffer,
> not working, here is what it does.
> I copied this region from the info buffer to do a demo
>      The derivative of
>
>                                         ln(ln(x))
>
>      is
>
> ln(ln(x))
>
> when I point to this last line's formula, hit 'M-# e' it then moves
> the last line formula to the beginning of the line,

So far, so good.

> then hit 'a d x' according to the doc to evaluate it, it does not
> insert the solution any where and it flashes some horizontal lines
> in the top line of the buffer and in the mini-buffer, as if it is
> not understanding the typed commands. it is only when I move the
> pointer to the x it works, and changes the last line from ln(ln(x))
> to 1 / ln(x) x
>
> is this a bug?

Maybe.
It works fine with the cvs version of emacs, which includes Calc.
What version of emacs are you using?  What version of Calc?
What happens when you start emacs with "emacs -q", and then try what
you did again before doing anything else?

> do I have to point the most inner argument to all nested operation
> for it to work?

No; you shouldn't have to.

Jay


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