[Maxima] More documentation of Maxima internals
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Mon Sep 27 17:46:00 CDT 2010
From: "David Billinghurst" <dbmaxima at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:50 AM
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Subject: Re: [Maxima] More documentation of Maxima internals
> Dieter Kaiser wrote:
>> Because we do not have a technical documentation of Maxima internals, I
>> have started to write some documentations of functions I have worked on.
>> The following examples try to document the functions PLS, ADDK, EXPTA,
>> and EXPTB in simp.lisp. I have taken the Common Lisp HyperSpec as a
>> guide to document the functions.
>> I am interested to add the documentations to the project. We might add
>> it to the Lisp files (the documentation might be to verbose) or we start
>> to add a technical documentation in a TEXI format.
>> Opinions or suggestions?
> I agree that information like this should be in the source code.
> I would also like to see some external texinfo "how to" docs. For example:
Yes definitely like this idea of "how to" docs.
> - how to add new special functions, including all the properties that
> can be defined
This I also agree with
> - how to use core functionality, without duplicating comments in the source
> - how to extend the ....
> - preferred coding styles, when things are done in multiple ways in
> existing code
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