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Submitted by : (unknown) at: 2007-11-17T23:05:00-08:00 (9 years ago)
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This happens very often. Someone new user always enters an axiom commmad in a comment with no preceeding text. Then a bug in MathAction causes the command to not be recognized as a command.

property change --Bill Page, Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:53:15 -0600 reply
Category: Axiom Compiler => MathAction Severity: normal => serious

Bug fixed --Bill Page, Fri, 04 Mar 2005 13:30:41 -0600 reply
I modified the regular expressions that scripts ReplaceInlineAxiom?.py and ReplaceInlineReduce?.py use to search for commands embedded in the text. The previous version used a negative look-behind for the ! escape character in combination the start of string ^ character. This test failed if there was no character preceeding the first \begin{axiom} or \begin{reduce}. I simply removed the start of line requirement. As a result \begin it is also now possible to indent equations properly in structured text.

  • See SandBox for an example of the use of such indentation.
  • Comments that start with commands should now also work.
  • Let me know if this causes any unexpected behaviour.
  • I am monitoring SandBox and a few other pages to see what sort of problems new users have when then experiment with entering commands. I think/hope that the web site is getting a little easier to understand for the novice.

property change --billpage, Fri, 04 Mar 2005 17:04:47 -0600 reply
Status: open => testing

property change
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 05:50:26 -0600 reply

commands can be first or only text in comment --Bill Page, Wed, 21 Jun 2006 06:17:44 -0500 reply
Status: testing => closed




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