[Maxima] Stupidity and cleverness
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Wed Mar 21 11:29:43 CDT 2007
On 3/21/07, Jay Belanger <belanger at truman.edu> wrote:
> > ...They all allow you to do "clever things", but I don't want them in Maxima.
> Perhap I missed a thread; did someone suggest they be a part of Maxima?
In the "conditional expression" thread, Robert suggested the general principle:
> attempting to prevent stupidity also prevents cleverness.
as a design guideline justifying his preferred way of providing
I was pointing out that, though it is a catchy slogan, it is a very
broad guideline which gives little useful design guidance. The
current behavior of Maxima in the examples I gave could certainly fit
into the category of both "preventing stupidity" and "preventing
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