> < ^ Date: Thu, 08 Sep 1994 17:13:00 -0400
> < ^ From: Lewis McCarthy <lmccarth@klingon.cs.umass.edu >
< ^ Subject: Re: possible bug in square roots -- ER(N)

Dear GAP Forum:

Joachim Neubueser writes:
> In GAP Forum article 356 Lewis McCarthy writes
> > Either someone's got a fancy unreleased version of GAP, or they
> > cheated a bit with the examples ;)
> Sorry, but this is neither a fancy unreleased version of GAP nor
> cheated. All versions GAP 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 do produce this answer, as
> you could easily have seen before writing. I am a little bit
> embarrassed about this unjustified supposition of cheating, in fact we
> do spend quite a bit of time with releases trying to make sure that
> examples given in the manual are what the respective version of GAP
> does produce. (It is such unnoticed work of several days that
> sometimes adds to releases coming late).

I'm truly sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone
(that's why I used the ";)" ). I believed the example had really been run
on a version of GAP, but Frank seemed to be saying that the function just
wouldn't work on negative numbers --> contradiction. I never meant to
suggest that anyone was making false claims about GAP's capabilities.

-Lewis McCarthy (lmccarth@klingon.cs.umass.edu)

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