Context for OpenMath objects.

Vilya Harvey vilya at
Thu Jul 1 15:16:45 CEST 1999

Hi everyone; apologies to those of you who've already received a message
about this.

One of the topics that came up for discussion during a recent ESPRIT
OpenMath project meeting, was the notion of context for OpenMath objects.
At present there is no way for an OpenMath object to access information
from outside of the object - say, for example, to read or set a variable
in a computer algebra system. I think such external access is necessary
for OpenMath to really be useful; I have collected my initial thoughts on
the matter into a discussion paper "OpenMath in Context" which is online

Please read this, if you have time, and share your thoughts on the matter.

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