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Re: bug-checking experiment

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  • Subject: Re: bug-checking experiment
  • From: Leendert van Gastel <gastel at>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jun 1994 17:04:22 +0200

> Dear MathGroup,
> I'd appreciate it if any of you running the X Front End could try
> this little procedure, which hangs the FE on both SGI and DEC RISC
> (versions 2.2 and 2.2.1):
> Start the FE, and execute an Input[] command. That should work
> fine. Now do another Input[] --- you may get a message saying
> "Mathematica could not find an important resource..." and
> the kernel is hung.
> Do any of the FE versions not have this bug?
> If you find it, send a message to support at asking them why
> a bug which was in the beta release of XFE last fall is STILL 
> there after TWO release versions. 
> It's not my intention to harass WRI Technical Support, but I've 
> tried several times to get a response through the "usual channels"
> and got nowhere.
> Phillip Kent
> Imperial College
> London.

The bug showed up here as well some time ago. After reporting this, we 
obtained a bug fix through the "usual channels". The Silicon Graphics version

In[1]:= $Version

Out[1]= SGI 2.2 (December 22, 1993)

works fine. I do not know about the DEC.

Leendert van Gastel
CAN Expertise Centre

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