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Re: [Axiom-developer] Nice Fixes! Another go on IssueTracker

From: root
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Nice Fixes! Another go on IssueTracker
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:54:33 -0500

>> Take, for instance, bug 370. There the original bug fix was to change the
>> algebra code from (something like)
>>   f(a+b)
>> to 
>>   c:=a+b
>>   f(c)
>> When I went to apply this patch it didn't look right. But there was no
>> documentation about what the patch was intended to do.  It eventually turned
>> out that the correct patch was to fix the spad compiler.
>Sorry, but do you really mean 
>? I cannot see any algebra code there - of course, possibly only the proper fix
>(by Stephen Wilson) was sent to IssueTracker, but I'd like to make sure.
>Many thanks for clarification,

Yes, that's the bug. 
The original fix was in the algebra.
I didn't think the original patch made sense and I started 
debugging the generated code, leading to the compiler.
Stephen Wilson found and fixed the compiler bug.


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