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Re: undocumented function: StringQ

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  • Subject: [mg47640] Re: undocumented function: StringQ
  • From: Marcus Stollsteimer <marcus314 at>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 03:18:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <c5qjch$g0e$> <c60343$cbg$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Bob Hanlon wrote:
> If you type a partial name after "?" (say "?Str") the "Complete
> Selection" key shortcut or menu item will offer all defined names
> such as StringQ for easy access to the usage statement.

Thanks, but this is not the point here.
What bothers me is that there is *only* a usage message,
but no entry in the help browser. I consider this 'undocumented'.

As Bobby already mentioned, there is no way of knowing
that the function exists, except through
(as in my case) a good guess or from a news group, etc.

But is undocumented = intentionally undocumented
     = unsupported = insecure in future releases?


The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

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