[Maxima] How to find out runtime version of Maxima? (confused by new format of eigenvectors() in 5.19.2)
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 11:47:10 CDT 2009
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:43 AM, Alexander Shulgin
<alex.shulgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd rather see it as a function built into maxima (with test suite).
> So that if releaser decides to use some keen version number, the
> problems are caught before the release is done and users made unhappy.
I really don't want to go there. Code which depends on the software
version is a nightmare and I want to discourage it. From time to
time there are version to version differences in existing Maxima
functions; I'm opposed to banning such differences. Instead, if
you have trouble with a new Maxima version, I will probably be
able to help you update your code.
I have been listing incompatible changes at the top of the
change log for the last several versions of Maxima.
I hope that makes it easier to see where the problems might be.
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