Opened 15 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

## #3007 closed enhancement (worksforme)

# gap.Factorization? is useless

Reported by: | was | Owned by: | was |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix |

Component: | interfaces | Keywords: | |

Cc: | Merged in: | ||

Authors: | Reviewers: | Travis Scrimshaw | |

Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |

Branch: | Commit: | ||

Dependencies: | Stopgaps: |

### Description

See this thread. The solution suggested by Steve Linton below does *not* work exactly as suggested.

Forwarded conversation Subject: [sage-support] Documentation with several entries ------------------------ From: Hector Villafuerte <hectorvd@gmail.com> Date: Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 5:12 PM To: sage-support@googlegroups.com Hi, while trying this: sage: gap.Factorization? I got this... Type: <class 'sage.interfaces.gap.GapFunction'> Definition: gap.Factorization( [noargspec] ) Docstring: Help: several entries match this topic - type ?2 to get match [2] [1] Reference: factorization [2] Reference: Factorization Which I can't get to work in either the Notebook or the command line. Any ideas? Thanks! -- Hector --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ To post to this group, send email to sage-support@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to sage-support-unsubscribe@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/sage-support URLs: http://www.sagemath.org -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~--- ---------- From: William Stein <wstein@gmail.com> Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:42 AM To: Steve Linton <sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk> Any thoughts about how to disambiguate this sort of thing in the context of Sage? Of course, you can just plead that you work on the gap interface almost 2.5 years ago and remember nothing :-) -- William Stein Associate Professor of Mathematics University of Washington http://wstein.org ---------- From: Steve Linton <sal@cs.st-and.ac.uk> Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 8:34 AM To: William Stein <wstein@gmail.com> gap.2? might just work. You simply need to send GAP ?2 or HELP("2"); The message is being generated from HELP_SHOW_MATCHES in lib/helpbase.gi (line 713). I dare say we could move that message to a global variable so that you could change it to "type gap.2? ...." in a future release. Steve -- Steve Linton School of Computer Science & Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra University of St Andrews Tel +44 (1334) 463269 http://www.cs.st-and.ac.uk/~sal Fax +44 (1334) 463278 The University is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532 -- William Stein Associate Professor of Mathematics University of Washington http://wstein.org

### Change History (5)

### comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by

Type: | defect → enhancement |
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### comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by

Report Upstream: | → N/A |
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### comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by

Milestone: | sage-5.8 → sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix |
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Status: | new → needs_review |

This has been fixed in 5.7.

### comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by

Reviewers: | → Travis Scrimshaw |
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Status: | needs_review → positive_review |

### comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by

Resolution: | → worksforme |
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Status: | positive_review → closed |

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The following works except that it's not properly offset, i.e. you have to hit space a few times before you find the documentation for

`Factorization`

.