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Re: Are configuration & UI better in 4.2?
Jens-Peer Kuska wrote: > Hi, > > I can't understand your criticism. Open a terminal window > and type > >>math > > the delete key work perfect, due to your terminal settings and > a command line is the most modern interface I can imagine. > It still comes with Mathematica 4.2 and is perfect as before. > > Regards > Jens > If I could use bash to edit the command line, recall the command history, and other sorts of things that bash is good at, that would make the command line attractive. There *are* certain advantages to the gui side of things. For example the M-k code completion. That can really speed things up with languages such as Java and C++. I don't believe there is any fundamental reason such a thing could not exist with the command line. IMHO, a well conceived XEmacs lisp package could provide a wonderful frontend. I played around with mma.el for a few minutes, but it wasn't acting like a normal XEmacs package, so I switched back to cursing the Mod1<->Ctrl inversion of the Mathematica frontend. I agree, as it stands the problems of the Linux implementation of the Mathematica gui front end, get in the way of what really matters. The last thing I want to do here is to discourage people from using the Linux release of Mathematica. What I want to do is improve the overal experience for all of us. STH