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Re: "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"

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  • Subject: [mg18466] Re: "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 23:08:35 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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Hi Martin,

I'm sure tha WRI has a excelent bug database. 

It will be a horror for any marketing department if the company with 
"The world's only fully integrated technical computing system."
offer a public bug data base that show that the fully integrated
technical computing system is not so perfect as the marketing
department says. A link to the bug listing page should be placed
on every www-page with marketing material.

The other systems like MakSyma, Meple, ... will love the
Mathematica bug data base. I'm sure that all the home pages of
this systems will make a link to this bug page. 

We all love Mathematica and we hate the bugs, but a
public bug listing should also be a listing
of the bugs in other computer algebra systems !

So your the question should be extended to a general
bug data base of CA systems and you should post your
question to the sci.math.symbolic news group to
collect bugs of the other CASs.


Martin Kraus wrote:
> Hmmm, I guess we could quickly gather dozens of well known
> bugs in this thread. Before doing so: Is there anyone who
> would like to set up a database with online access for
> bugs (including workarounds) in Mathematica?
> Perhaps the existence of such a database would force WRI
> to include it into their support section in order to get it
> under their control. Not the best motivation for a better
> bug documentation by WRI but at least it might work.
> Greetings
> Martin Kraus

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