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Re: Alias vs $PreRead

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Re: Alias vs $PreRead
  • From: sarahb at womyn.esd.sgi.com (Sarah Broadwell)
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jun 92 10:36:01 -0700

->Do others feel that this is a regrettable development in the advance from
->v. 1.2 to v. 2.0?  Or am I missing something elegant?  It was very easy
->to include a line vln::=VeryLongName in a notebook or in init.m, rather
->than the clumsy $PreRead=StringReplace[#,"vln"->"VeryLongName"]&.

I haven't yet used 2.0, My school just upgraded at the end of last semester,
but I really liked the old version of making aliases. Also I liked the keyboard
shortcuts for nesting (parenthesis, braces, brackets etc.) Is there any way to 
reclaim this stuff, or have I not dug far enough?

--sarah
Sarah Broadwell
<sarahb at womyn.esd.sgi.com>      <daphne at mills.edu>








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