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### Gavin LaRose - hints and solutions in webwork 2

by Arnold Pizer -
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 hints and solutions in webwork 2 topic started 10/28/2004; 9:49:35 AMlast post 10/29/2004; 10:03:57 AM
 Gavin LaRose - hints and solutions in webwork 2  10/28/2004; 9:49:35 AM (reads: 1187, responses: 4) Do hints and solutions work in webwork 2? I've been playing with a test case, and while I can get a "Show Hints" checkbox to appear I can't get any hints to appear. Similar comments apply to getting solutions to appear, but I haven't spent as much time on that. Caveat: this playing is currently in branch rel-2-1-a, not the main one. So if something got fixed in the main branch I may not have it in the version I'm working with. Thanks, Gavin <| Post or View Comments |>

 Michael Gage - Re: hints and solutions in webwork 2  10/28/2004; 7:26:17 PM (reads: 1481, responses: 0) Using the version of webwork currently being used at Rochester I I can't reproduce this behavior. Hints do appear using the following construction in a problem: `HINT(EV2(<

 Gavin LaRose - Re: hints and solutions in webwork 2  10/29/2004; 8:33:17 AM (reads: 1437, responses: 0) Hmm. Is there a difference between hint() and HINT()? I think I was trying the former. I'll go back and look again. Gavin <| Post or View Comments |>

 Michael Gage - Re: hints and solutions in webwork 2  10/29/2004; 8:58:03 AM (reads: 1351, responses: 0) There is a difference. HINT is self printing, hint() returns text which can be manipulated. sub HINT { TEXT("$BR" . hint(@_) . "$BR") if hint(@_);} a similar convention is used with solution() and SOLUTION(). These macros are in PGbasicmacros.pl. <| Post or View Comments |>

 Gavin LaRose - Re: hints and solutions in webwork 2  10/29/2004; 10:03:57 AM (reads: 1375, responses: 0) Ah. Then what we really have here is another case of a poor reading of the documentation. Sorry about that. Thanks! Gavin <| Post or View Comments |>