Odd Formatting Problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg35033] Odd Formatting Problem*From*: aes <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 02:13:44 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Stanford University*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have several expressions inside a Module that I've typed in the general form labelTwoText = "OUTPUT:\n" <> "\nK2 = " <> ToString[K2] <> "\nG2 = " <> ToString[G2 // N] <> "\ntheta2 = " <> ToString[theta2/degrees // N] <> "\nthetaC = " <> ToString[thetaC/degrees // N] <> "\nk2 = " <> ToString[k2 // N]; where I've inserted the CRs at the end of each line deliberately for readability. (The expression is intended to collect text to be inserted into graphics using Text[] and Show[]. The real-life examples are three or four times as long.) Sometimes these work fine; sometimes for unknown reasons they get screwed up -- especially if I cut and paste the expression within the Module to move it or duplicate it. When this happens: 1) I get the error message Syntax::sntxb: Expression cannot begin with "<> K2 = <>ToString[K2//N]". 2) Some of the lines become indented by slightly different amounts before the "<>"'s. 3) The program is now totally unstoppable: Interrupt Evaluation or Abort Evaluation no longer stop the program, which will apparently Run forever. Only way out is to Quit the front end, then Quit the kernal, and restart the app. 3) Once you've reopened the notebook, laboriously doing a delete and then CR at the beginning of each line is the only way to restore functionality, Obviously I'll stop typing them this way and let Mathematica make the line breaks -- but this does seem like some kind of bug? (Mathematica 4.1.0.0 on a Mac G3 PB running OS 8.6)