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missing from 6.0 documentation

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  • Subject: [mg76544] missing from 6.0 documentation
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 05:44:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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What seems to be missing from the 6.0 documentation are compatibility 
guides for categories of things, e.g., graphics, text, list manipulation.

Of course the home page for each function that has changed since 5.2 has 
a link allowing one to highlight what's changed.  But that's useful only 
if you know the particular function you want to examine.  And the 
compatibility guides limit themselves to compatibility for individual 
packages.  And of course you can take a 5.2 notebook and let 6.0 scan it 
for possible issues of compatibility.

Still this does not seem enough when the changes are so pervasive, 
numerous, and, in many cases, profound.

Any comments?

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
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