> < ^ Date: Sat, 21 Oct 1995 09:08:00 +0000 (GMT)
> < ^ From: Dmitrii Pasechnik <d.pasechnik@twi.tudelft.nl >
> < ^ Subject: Re: Workshop on GAP internals?

Dear Forum,

Date:           21 Oct 95 02:08 +0100
From: A.E. Brouwer <aeb@win.tue.nl>

lack of documentation and/or teaching material about
the C sources of the kernel.

My experience is 1. that it is very difficult to keep detailed
descriptions of a large program accurate and up-to-date, and
2. that the GAP kernel is very easy to read - the source is
really self-documenting.
So, I don't think the situation is so bad.
I have difficulties imagining who would really profit from such
a workshop.


While I agree with the fact that the GAP kernel is easy to read,
one would need to spend a lot of time in order to understand details of
how the things work there.

Certainly many not very experienced people interested in somewhat
deeper knowledge of mathematical software would benefit from such a
workshop, given that its emphasis is not only on "quick and dirty"
ways to hack GAP kernel.

Dmitrii V. Pasechnik
419 Kruislaan
1098 VA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 560 8480
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email: pasec@can.nl

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