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v5.2 preferred for stability over v6.0

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  • Subject: [mg77960] v5.2 preferred for stability over v6.0
  • From: jrc <jrchaff at>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 05:41:51 -0400 (EDT)

With my recent experience with the inability of v6 to
find a simple limit (easily found with 5.2 and, incidentally,
with another system), and reading over the confusion in the posts
here recently, I've decided to do any serious analysis with
v5.2 instead of v6.0.

This seems to be another typical case of *.0 versions full
of buggy new ideas with incomplete development. The worst
part is the hopelessly misconstructed and unexplained new
'documentation center'. Whatever improvements there are in
v6.0 are so incompletely developed, and poorly explained
(if at all) as to not be worth the upgrade.

Hopefully Wolfram is paying attention, and I would guess
that we are the primary debuggers. I, for one, would like
a pay increase.


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