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Re: DOES MATHEMATICA CHANGE THE SYNTAX EACH NEW RELEASE?

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  • Subject: [mg49249] Re: DOES MATHEMATICA CHANGE THE SYNTAX EACH NEW RELEASE?
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 02:26:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ccis29$4ap$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <ccis29$4ap$1 at smc.vnet.net>, barb28 at rock.com (barb28) wrote:

> Hello, 
> 
> I was speaking with a friend of mine who uses
> microsoft products, and says that each new
> release or version, microsoft will change the
> syntax of some of its languages.
> 
> Does anyone know if Mathematica does this? Do
> they rearrange things with new releases? very much?
> not much at all?

Maybe a little, but basically not much at all.  

Of course if you get caught by one of the rare changes, either in 
command syntax or in the fine details of how a particular command 
functions it can be very annoying -- but it's certainly not something 
Wolfram does as a matter of deliberate policy.


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