Re: DOES MATHEMATICA CHANGE THE SYNTAX EACH NEW RELEASE?
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- Subject: [mg49242] Re: DOES MATHEMATICA CHANGE THE SYNTAX EACH NEW RELEASE?
- From: "Christopher J. Henrich" <chenrich at monmouth.com>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 02:26:12 -0400 (EDT)
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In article <ccis29$4ap$1 at smc.vnet.net>, barb28 <barb28 at rock.com> 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. I'm sure this is > great for training seminars and book sales, but > not so great for someone who wants a stable > product. That appears to be a sampling of the slightly unpleasant reputation that Microsoft has with many programmers. It is also the sort of thing that gives MS its slightly unoleasant reputation. > > Does anyone know if Mathematica does this? Do > they rearrange things with new releases? very much? > not much at all? Wolfram Research Inc. does make additions in major releases. As a rule these are in the form of new functions or new add-on packages. The basic syntax has remained stable, and I think that WRI takes great care not to change things in a way that would break a customer's old code. > > Just wondering. Thanks. > -- Chris Henrich God just doesn't fit inside a single religion.