[Maxima] Q: nounify symbols with a 'm prefix ?
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 20:21:56 CST 2007
On 2/15/07, Douglas Crosher <dtc at scieneer.com> wrote:
> > Does the test against '($ |m| |M|) yield something sensible for
> > case-sensitive Lisp?
> Yes, such a test could be appropriate if this behavior is restored.
> However adding a test for '|m| does break some existing code
> related to 'abs.
What code is that, by the way?
> It does appear that other code has developed with this test
> as-is so it may be best to just drop the test for 'M - this would
> make the behavior consistent for the lower-case CL variants.
I think there is known strangeness associated with abs.
So at this point I think I'd rather fix the test so it works for everything
but abs, and then make abs conform to that. I say this without
investigating how much work is involved there.
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