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Re: Syntax errors in autogenerated packages

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  • Subject: [mg31950] Re: Syntax errors in autogenerated packages
  • From: Albert Retey <albert.retey at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 04:21:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Visual Analysis AG
  • References: <9v7874$s6p$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Alan Mason wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anyone else encountered syntax errors when using Needs[...] to read into
> Mathematica (v4.1, Windows) a package created automatically from a master
> notebook using AutoGeneratedPackage?  

Yes, it is quite common and probably wellknown but still there. Usually
the problems arise when you have comments of the (* *)-type within
Initialization Cells in StandardForm. Very annoying, and not restricted
to Windows (I see the m on a Linux machine). There is a good chance that
your problems go away when you don't use these kind of comments in your

There are other "features" of the FrontEnd that I don't really like
these nice black boxes appearing from time to time in saved notebooks. I
desperatly hope that WRI will get these problems under control in the
next version...


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