Loïc Grenié on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:48:35 +0200

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Re: opinion about "strictmatch" and "compatible"

2014-10-07 9:47 GMT+02:00 Karim Belabas <Karim.Belabas@math.u-bordeaux.fr>:
> Dear PARI/GP users,
>   I recently rewrote the gp interpreter in a more modular way to support
> in a nicer way the various frontends (gp, Java/Android, emacs, TeXmacs,
> etc.) and I would like your opinion on two obscure, in my opinion
> obsolete, features. Both complicate the code (I can live with that) and
> the interfaces / documentation (which bothers me).
> First some background, if you're in a hurry, jump to PROPOSED CHANGES at
> the end.
> 1) make strictmatch = 0 a no-op: we always have a syntax error when the
> syntax is incorrect.
> 2) make compatible = 1,2,3 a no-op: we always have compatible = 0
> behaviour.
> 3) leave whatnow() alone for the time being (so that errors still
> provide a hint about function name changes).

     Ok for me...