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Modified Thu Jun 28 01:31:09 2007 UTC (12 years, 7 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4996
Recent changes to automatically do promotion in the Value methods was
a mistake.  I put it back into the subclass methods again.

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Modified Sun Jun 10 11:34:27 2007 UTC (12 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4993
Allow promote() to accept a context as the first argument so that the
promoted object can be forced into the given context.

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Modified Fri Jun 8 12:09:53 2007 UTC (12 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4991
Added more flexible type checking for MathObject classes.  This makes
it possible to correctly match types even when the context has
specified a different package to handle a given type, for example.

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Modified Fri Jun 8 02:09:21 2007 UTC (12 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4979
Update new() and make() methods to accept a context as the first
parameter (making it easier to create objects in a given context
without having to resort to a separate call to coerce them to the
given context after the fact).

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Modified Thu Jun 7 11:59:05 2007 UTC (12 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4975
More updates for marking MathObjects with the context in which they
were created, so they should now work like the Formula objects in that
respect.  As they are combined via overloaded operators, they should
pass on their contexts correctly.

Also normalized the use of getFlag() to obtain flags from the
MathObject's context rather than looking in the context directly.
This allows the math object to override the flag by setting the flag
value in the object's hash (e.g., $f->{tolerance} = .001).  I've also
added the ability to override context flags via the answerHash (e.g.,
$f->cmp(tolerance => .001)), though some filtering may need to be
added to this at some point.  Note that ONLY the context flags can be
overridden, not other parts of the context.

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Modified Wed Jun 6 21:44:05 2007 UTC (12 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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This begins some major updates to the Parser and Value libraries.
This may make the MathObjects unstable as things shake down, but I'll
try to keep that to a minimum.

This update reorganizes how the overloading of operations are
implemented.  The base Value class is now overloaded rather than the
individual Value classes.  This makes it easier to make subclasses
that take advantage of the overloading.

The code that handles promoting one MathObject to another has been
updated as a part of this.  This should also make subclassing the
existing MathObjects more flexible.

In the past, Formula objects included a pointer to the Context in
which the object was created, but other MathObject did not.  This
update is the first round of updates to include the context in the
other MathObjects, but more work needs to be done.

The changes here should not affect existing problems; it is possible
that some macro files will need to be updated, but none of the
standard ones in pg/macros seem to need it at the moment.

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Modified Fri Sep 22 16:36:57 2006 UTC (13 years, 4 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4464
Make ijk mode use the TeX definitions from the i, j and k constants as
defined in the context, if they exist, otherwise fall back on the
defaults.

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Modified Sat Sep 9 00:22:13 2006 UTC (13 years, 5 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 4384
Add parenthesis around ijk vectors for string concatenation.

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Modified Wed Aug 16 01:41:02 2006 UTC (13 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3716
Fixed spelling errors in error messages.

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Modified Sun Oct 16 03:37:17 2005 UTC (14 years, 4 months ago) by dpvc
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In the past, when Value objects were inserted into strings, they would
automatically include parentheses so that if you had $f equal to 1+x
and $g equal to 1-x, then Formula("$f/$g") would mean (1+x)/(1-x)
rather than 1+(x/1)-x, which is what would happen as a straing string
substitution.

The problem is that this would also happen for real numbers, vectors,
and everything else, even when it wasn't necessary.  So if $x=Real(3),
then "Let x = $x" would be "Let x = (3)".

I have changed the behavior of the string concatenation for Value
objects so that parentheses are only added in a few cases: for
Formulas, Complex numbers, and Unions.  This makes the other Value
objects work more like regular variables in strings, but might cause
some problems with strings that are used as formulas.  For example, if
$a = Real(-3), then "x + 2 $a" will become "x + 2 -3", or "x-1" rather
than the expected "x - 6".  (The old approach would have made it "x +
2 (-3)" which would have worked properly).  For the most part, it is
easier to use something like "x + 2*$a" or even "x" + 2*$a in this
case, so the extra trouble of having to avoid parentheses when you
really meant to substitute the value into a string didn't seem worth
it.

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Modified Thu Aug 11 14:25:53 2005 UTC (14 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3370
Changes needed for new Set object, and moving of string, TeX and perl
methods to Value.pm

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Modified Tue Jul 12 22:29:53 2005 UTC (14 years, 7 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3266
A first pass at making parser error messages localizable.  The
Context()->{error}{msg} hash can be used to specify translations of
the standard messages.  For example,

    Context()->{error}{msg}{'Division by zero'} = "Don't divide by zero, dude!";
    Context()->{error}{msg}{'Function '%s' has too many inputs'} =
        "You passed too many arguments to '%s'";

(I didn't translate into another language, here, but you could do
that, too.)

The msg hash could also be used within answer checkers to make certain
answer messages more appropriate for the given type of expected answer.

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Modified Sun Jun 5 23:24:29 2005 UTC (14 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3261
Better handling of delimiters that are explicitly set byt he user.
Fixed an incorrect call during object class promotion.
Added ability to sepcify that a vector is a Column Vector.

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Modified Sat Jun 4 13:50:41 2005 UTC (14 years, 8 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3192
Avoid possible infinite loop with length and typeref calls.

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Modified Wed Mar 16 13:30:28 2005 UTC (14 years, 11 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3171
Update the overloaded operators so that they can be overridden by
subclasses of the predefined object classes.  This involves calling
the objects method rather than using a hard reference to the routine
in the parent class.

Also, change the name of the string comparison routine to
compare_string to avoid conflicts with cmp that is used to produce the
answer checker for the class.

Finally, in Value.pm, promotePrecedence no longer has to do fancy
footwork to get "special" precedence to work (this was a hack to get
around the misfeature of the overloaded operators -- now that that is
being handled correctly, there is no need for it).

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Modified Tue Feb 15 21:53:23 2005 UTC (15 years ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3166
Improved the Real(), Complex(), Point(), Vector(), Matrix() and
String() constructors so that they will process formulas passed to
them as strings rather than requiring perl objects for these.

For example, you can use Real("2/3") rather than Real(2/3) if you
want.  Also, Real("1+x") will return a formula returning a real
(essentially the same as Formula("1+x") in this case).

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Modified Tue Feb 15 02:20:52 2005 UTC (15 years ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 3165
Fixed an error with Matrix() that could cause it to loop infinitely
when bad data is passed to it.

Also, allow Matrix(), Point(), Vector(), and Real() to accept string
values that are evaluated to produce the value returned.

(Sorry, accidentally committed with a blank message.)

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Modified Tue Feb 15 02:16:10 2005 UTC (15 years ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2937
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Modified Tue Oct 19 00:23:01 2004 UTC (15 years, 4 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2625
Added "areParallel" method as a synonym for "isParallel".

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Modified Mon Aug 16 18:35:12 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2615
Added string comparison to all Value object classes (to compare the
string value of an object to another string).

Overloaded perl '.' operator to do dot product when the operands are
formulas returning vectors.  (Part of the auto-generation of
formulas).

A few improvements to real and complex class output results.

Made Union class slightly more robust and removed need for makeUnion
method other than in the Union itself.

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Modified Sat Aug 14 21:27:45 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2612
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Modified Sat Aug 14 19:29:42 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2606
Fixed some bugs in the handle of the context in ->string and ->TeX
methods of Value objects.

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Modified Sat Aug 14 11:25:47 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2603
Can now specify that the objects stringify themselfs in their TeX
forms rather than their answer-string forms.  This makes it easier to
use the objects in the text of a problem (without having to call ->TeX
explicitly each reference).

Use

       Context()->texStrings

to start outputting TeX strings, and

      Context()->normalStrings

to switch back.

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Modified Fri Aug 13 23:01:07 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2597
Added an Infinite object class for the Value package.  Still need to
add it to the Parser package.

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Modified Fri Aug 13 11:38:22 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2592
Added answer checker for parallel vectors.
Added option to number checker to have it not report type mismatches
for the known strings (like 'infinity').  (Really need a class for
infinities, and a Value.pm class for strings.)

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Modified Thu Aug 12 16:40:47 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2579
A number of small fixes.  Most were to fix minor bugs in string and
TeX output, particulary for the various list-based objects (like
vectors, intervals, etc.).  There were also some bug fixes in the
comparison routines.  Some additional checks were added for valid
intervals when the coordinates are formulas.

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Modified Mon Aug 9 21:38:01 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Diff to previous 2558
Significant update to new parser.

New features include:

  Better control over format of vector output (you can now
    specify ijk-format rather than <...> format)

  "Fuzzy" reals, where the relations like == return true when the
    two values are "close enough".  (This is controlable using
    parameters similar to those used in NUM_CMP).

  The fuzzy reals are now used in vectors/points/matrices/complexes/intervals
    and so on so that their relations will also be fuzzy.  E.g.,
    (1E-13,2) == (0,3) will be true, and norm(Vector(0,1E-13)) will
    equal 0.

  The two main portions of the parser (the Parser and Value packages)
    now share a common context object for configuration purposes.

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Added Wed Jul 28 20:32:33 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by sh002i
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merged changes from rel-2-1-a1 -- stop using that branch.

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