[Maxima] A smallish proposal about help

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 22:01:16 CST 2007


On 2/12/07, Alasdair McAndrew <amca01 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.  I'll download 5.11.0 then
> (still using 5.10.0), and check the "exact" option of "describe".  RJF's
> comments were along the lines of my next thought, which was that
> help/describe or whatever should be able to use regular expressions.  I
> don't know, though, if any flavour of lisp supports regular expression
> matching.

About regex stuff, Maxima contains a copy of the NREGEX package.
It seems to work OK. A more extensive package is CL-PPCRE
which implements regexes in the style of Perl. CL-PPCRE is more
powerful than NREGEX but it is also much larger.

Robert


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