[Maxima] Linear display not correct?
Raymond Toy RT/EUS
raymond.toy at ericsson.com
Mon Aug 4 13:36:43 CDT 2008
>>>>> "Dieter" == Dieter Kaiser <drdieterkaiser at web.de> writes:
Dieter> Ray wrote:
>> I see that the symbol plists for $bessel_j and %bessel_j are different
>> between the beginning and end of your tests. In fact,
>> grind('bessel_j(n,1)) causes the symbol plists to change. The verb
>> and noun properties are added. And just doing 'bessel_j(n,1) by
>> itself adds the noun and verb properties. I guess the reader does
>> That seems to hint we need to add those properties from the beginning.
Dieter> To put the noun and verb properties on the property list don't work completely.
Dieter> I have tried it. We get an additional ' in the output:
Yes. As you mentioned in another e-mail, you need alias and
Dieter> (%i15) display2d:false;
Dieter> (%o15) false
Dieter> (%i16) bessel_j(n,x);
Dieter> (%o16) ?%bessel_j(n,x)
Dieter> (%i17) :lisp ($nounify '$bessel_j)
Dieter> (%i17) bessel_j(n,x);
Dieter> (%o17) 'bessel_j(n,x) << output has additional '
Dieter> I think there has something really changed in the handling of the noun and verb
Dieter> forms for output. I have not Maxima 5.14.0 on my PC but it might be interessting
FWIW, the functions that deal with this issue with linear display are
msize, msize-atom, and msize-function in grind.lisp.
In msize-function, we see that if there's no reversealias, a quote is
prepended. cvs annotate says that particular line hasn't changed
since the Great Downcasing back in 2004, which goes back to version
5.9.2 or earlier.
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