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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: literate programming pamphlet files for MathAc

Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: literate programming pamphlet files for MathAction
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:00:49 +0200
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> > > In ++ comments one might wish to include some mathematical formulae. > > > Writing them in MathML makes the ++ comments unreadable. Many > > > mathematicians can read LaTeX these days, so I would prefer LaTeX here. > > > > Why on earth would you write them in MathML? > > What would you suggest?

LaTeX. In the spad files, this is the way it is currently done: There are two
commands, \spad and \axiom, whose meaning I do not really now. Apart of this,
some simple LaTeX commands like \em and \{ are used. Of course, as little LaTeX
as possible.

Well, is there some list of possible commands that are usable in ++ like \axiom and \spad etc. What is their meaning. My hope would be that a documentation compiler could even produce hyperlinks from certain tags. Is this possible in Axiom?

I'd like to concentrate on making the two languages become one (i.e. Aldor)

As far as I know there are 3 languages, all slightly different.
A Aldor
I Axiom interpreter language

I could live with A \ne I, because the interpreter is there to make life easier for the lazy user. For serious programming, however, Axiom should use Aldor, not SPAD. I believe that SPAD and Aldor still differ in some places, unfortunately.


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