Opened 4 years ago
Closed 20 months ago
#17554 closed defect (fixed)
Univariate Laurent polynomial do not properly handle __call__
Reported by:  tscrim  Owned by:  tscrim 

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage8.0 
Component:  commutative algebra  Keywords:  Laurent polynomial, substitution 
Cc:  Merged in:  
Authors:  Travis Scrimshaw  Reviewers:  Frédéric Chapoton 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  7f41391 (Commits)  Commit:  7f413919fac082f54909ed906bd430cc45b7bbd7 
Dependencies:  Stopgaps: 
Description (last modified by )
Univariate Laurent polynomials behave very differently with __call__
compared to other polynomials. In particular, the following does not (correctly) work:
sage: R.<t> = LaurentPolynomialRing(ZZ) sage: f = t^(2) + t^2 sage: f(t=1) # Boom sage: f(x=1) # Boom sage: f() # Boom sage: f(1,2) # Should be an error 2
The original symptom (which has been fixed by other means, see comment:3) came from
sage: R.<q> = QQ[] sage: p = q^4 + q^2  2*q + 3 sage: L.<x,y> = LaurentPolynomialRing(QQ) sage: p(q=x) x^4 + x^2  2*x + 3
but if we change things to a univariate Laurent polynomial ring, we get:
sage: L.<x> = LaurentPolynomialRing(QQ) sage: p(q=x) ... IndexError: tuple index out of range
See comment:2.
Change History (6)
comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by
 Summary changed from Unable to substitute univariant Laurent polynomial into usual polynomial to Unable to substitute univariate Laurent polynomial into usual polynomial
comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by
comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by
This seems to work now (8.0.b11)
comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by
 Branch set to public/rings/laurent_polynomial_call17554
 Commit set to 7f413919fac082f54909ed906bd430cc45b7bbd7
 Description modified (diff)
 Milestone changed from sage6.5 to sage8.0
 Status changed from new to needs_review
 Summary changed from Unable to substitute univariate Laurent polynomial into usual polynomial to Univariate Laurent polynomial do not properly handle __call__
However, there are still serious issues with __call__
that I am recycling this ticket for (sorry it completely fell off my radar). The attached branch makes the behavior standard with the rest of polynomials Sage (with some mild cleanup of the multivariate __call__
).
New commits:
7f41391  Make univariate Laurent polynomials behave like other polynomials.

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by
 Reviewers set to Frédéric Chapoton
 Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
ok, let it be. Thanks
comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by
 Branch changed from public/rings/laurent_polynomial_call17554 to 7f413919fac082f54909ed906bd430cc45b7bbd7
 Resolution set to fixed
 Status changed from positive_review to closed
The following seems to be the issue
The problem gets triggered by
sage.rings.polynomial.polynomial_element.Polynomial.__call__
, which for keyword arguments does:The command
return a(**kwds)
fails, because it's effectivelya(*(),**{})
. Furthermore, it fails with anIndexError
which doesn't get caught.The better solution is probably to amend laurentpolynomial's
__call__
to do the right thing. Presently, it doesn't support keyword arguments at all and it expects nonempty arguments. Its implementation iswhich expects there is at least one argument and doesn't handle keyword arguments.