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[sage-support] Re: Problem with displaying interact Jason Grout Wed Jan 28 16:00:59 2009

William Stein wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Jason Grout
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> William Stein wrote:
>>> Second, I had to change  point(P, ...) to plot(P, ...) since point now
>>> tries to see if there are 3 coordinates (there are since P is a point
>>> on elliptic curve) and somehow gets confused.
>>> This bug is
>>>    http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/5122
>> I think P.plot() or plot(P,...) should be the correct syntax here.  This
>> hasn't worked for probably about 5 months (see the ticket for comments).
>> point() pretty specifically says that it is for 2d or 3d points:
>> "points -- either a single point (as a tuple) or a list of points. "
>> Since P above is not a tuple, I don't think point(P) should work.
>> Instead, P is an object that knows how to plot itself, and so should be
>> called as such.
> Maybe true, but instead of making this just break there should be a
> deprecation warning and the old behavior should continue to work... at
> least for 6 months or so.

Agreed.  This was changed before the deprecation policy was in place, 
though.  So what now?  It's been almost 6 months.


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