[Maxima] commented out parts of functs.mac. More generally, refereeing "share" or other contributions
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Sat Apr 25 09:41:07 CDT 2009
in functs.mac, the section on linear and quadratic has been commented out.
I don't know why, but in any case the documentation does not reflect
that, and has a function "linear".
Oddly enough, if the documentation seems to say that linear(E,x) always
So perhaps several fixes are in order.
I think that the name of the file "functs" could be better.
It seems to be a quite random collection,
including such low value and obscure functions as vers(x):=1-cos(x),
Also, while I am being grumpy, I suggest that the author (1) add
adequate comments, and (2) put his/her name on the file, and a date.
In general it would be even better if the files contained 2 or more
names. The author and others who read and approved the file for
inclusion in Maxima.
These extra people would act as referees and have the responsibility to
make sure that the facilities in the file were worthwhile,
had appropriate names and documentation, etc.
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