why Developer` and Experimental` functions are not in Add-ons help
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- 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."
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
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
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.
Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.
Prev by Date:
Scoping and named patterns
Next by Date:
Re: Dealing with submatrices
Previous by thread:
Re: Re: Scoping and named patterns
Next by thread: