> < ^ Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 13:45:48 +0100
> < ^ From: Alexander Hulpke <hulpke@math.colostate.edu >
^ Subject: Re: Bug or Feature ?

Dear Gap-Forum,

Michael Cherkassoff asked:

> Is the folllowing a bug or a feature:
> Error, Variable: 'TRANSDEGREES' must have a value

This is indeed a bug in an older version of GAP. My forum mail of 18-Jan-96
explains what happens and how to work around it.

If you don't have a forum archive at hand, you can browse the forum mails
on the GAP WWW pages in the section 'forum'. For example, for the Server in
St. Andrews, the URL is

This page offers indices by Date, author or subject as well as a search
engine (currently only available in Aachen and St. Andrews.) Searching for
example for 'TRANSDGEGREES' yields the above mentioned mail as the only result.

The bug (among many others) is fixed in the recent release 3.4.4, so you
should take the opportunity and upgrade.

Best regards,

Alexander Hulpke

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