why Developer` and Experimental` functions are not in Add-ons help
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- Subject: [mg18135] why Developer` and Experimental` functions are not in Add-ons help
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 00:51:40 -0400
- Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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In article <7k9pnp$ov3$5 at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> writes: > Both Help > Built-in Functions > New in Version 4 and, in the Help > Browser, Built-in Functions > Additional Functions ... seem a bit odd > as sole Help system access to Experimental and Developer. > > Since these functions REQUIRE using their contexts, should not reference > to them (also) be under Add-Ons? That's where I first looked, and was > suprised not to find them there. These functions are not in the Add-ons help because they are built-in functions. They are not defined in packages within the AddOns directory tree. When you invoke the << Developer` or << Experimental` commands, you are just adding the symbol's context to $ContextPath so that you don't have to use the symbol longnames to access them. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.