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Re: control the messages

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  • Subject: [mg429] Re: [mg420] control the messages
  • From: Richard Mercer <richard at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 14:03:18 -0500

>  Hello:

>  I would control the messages

>  	   General::spell .......................

>  or

>  	   General::spell1 .......................

>  With this purpose I wrote at the begin of Program (or
>  Package)

>     Off[General::spell]   and   Off[General::spell1]

>  But the error-messages continue.  Why ?

>  Thank-you,

>  				  Jesus ROJO

I don't know -- this works for me.
These are the most obnoxious and among the most useless error messages in  
Mathematica. I even disable them for novice student users. I wish WRI would  
just take them out, or at least leave them off by default.

I have occasionally had problems with messages I turned off which came "back to  
life". On one occasion I tracked the problem down to a standard package which  
(believe it or not) turned on an error message without returning it to its  
original state. (gasp!) However I am not aware of any packages that turn on  
General::spell and General::spell1.

Richard Mercer

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