> < ^ Date: Thu, 02 Mar 1995 23:15:00 +0800
> ^ From: Ko-Cheung Tang <s931282@hp720a.csc.cuhk.hk >
> ^ Subject: Run a program of Chapter 16.

Dear GAP's family,

Look at these commands in the interactive mode:

gap> x:=X(Rationals);x.name:="x";
gap> Galois(x^5-110*x^3-55*x^2+2310*x+979);
gap> TransitiveGroup(5,1);
5 = C(5)

Very nice! Put it in a file say "gal-1.p", one need to type

x:=X(Rationals);x.name:="x"; Print("x:=X(Rationals);x.name:='x'; \n\n");
Print("Galois(x^5-110*x^3-55*x^2+2310*x+979); \n");
Print(Galois(x^5-110*x^3-55*x^2+2310*x+979), "\n\n");
Print("TransitiveGroup(5,1); \n");

and type

gap> Read("gal-1.p");

to run it. It needs a lot of extra typing!

Being a user of IBM PC for years, I still have no idea of using I/O
redirection to make "Read("gal-1.gap")" output something to the screen
without using "Print".

What is in my mind is the batch file feature (with echo on/off) of
MS-DOS so then I may use "LogTo" or "LogInputTo" to achieve the purpose
easily. Will "Read" get some extra switches in the future?

-><- The release of GAP 3.4 of July/94 brings the birth of
         Chapter 16 Algebraic Extensions,
     but there is only a few discussions up to now.  -><-

Thanks & Bye.

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