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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: typsetting bug still present in


I meant it is a simple bug in Mathematica and not a bug in  
Mathematica's documentation.

It always amazes me to see how much effort some people will make to  
misunderstand the simplest things (and written in plain English). But  
I have to confess that in this particular case I am not at all  
surprised.

Andrzej Kozlowski

On 9 Mar 2009, at 16:50, DrMajorBob wrote:

> I meant to say... do what the documentatin says, and it DOESN'T  
> work, but do something completely different, and it DOES work?
>
> And that is "certainly not a problem with the documentation", but  
> rather "an oversight"?
>
> Sorry, totally missing the distinction, here.
>
> Bobby
>
> On Mon, 09 Mar 2009 10:23:19 -0500, DrMajorBob  
> <btreat1 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>
>> Umm... what's that again, in English? Do what documentation says,  
>> and it works, do something else and it DOES work?
>>
>> Is that it?
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> On Mon, 09 Mar 2009 05:17:30 -0500, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl 
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> This time it is certainly not a problem with the documentation. What
>>> the documentation says is exactly what should happen:  in fact it is
>>> the only sensible thing that could happen. What actually happens is
>>> not at all sensible since is the result of an oversight, which, in
>>> fact, can be fixed with a single line of code:
>>>
>>> MakeBoxes[DifferentialD[x_],fmt_]:=RowBox[{"\
>>> [DifferentialD]",ToBoxes[x,fmt]}]
>>>
>>> But, of course, it should not be left to the user to have to do it.
>>>
>>> Andrzej Kozlowski
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 9 Mar 2009, at 07:03, DrMajorBob wrote:
>>>
>>>> Documentation that isn't accurate?
>>>>
>>>> I can NOT believe it.
>>>>
>>>> Bobby
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 05:54:12 -0500, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl
>>>> >
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> The problem is this. First, look up the documentation:
>>>>>
>>>>> ?DifferentialD
>>>>>
>>>>> Now, try it:
>>>>>
>>>>> DifferentialD[x]
>>>>>
>>>>> Do you get the same thing as the documentation says you should?
>>>>>
>>>>> Andrzej Kozlowski
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 7 Mar 2009, at 08:37, magma wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> In version 7.0 on XP I cannot see any bug.
>>>>>> What is the problem?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> -- 
> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com



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