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Re: Re: Another bizarre phenomenon

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  • Subject: [mg51730] Re: [mg51673] Re: Another bizarre phenomenon
  • From: DrBob <drbob at>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 03:48:49 -0400 (EDT)
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You should always be cautious, but I wouldn't get TOO down on Mathematica, if I were you. It's full of bugs because it's chockful of features. There's always a trade-off. I imagine fixing the (* comments *) bug isn't high priority, and nor should it be.


On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 03:38:48 -0400 (EDT), Steve Gray <stevebg at> wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 06:02:52 +0000 (UTC), Steve Gray <stevebg at> wrote:
>> I replaced a 3-letter symbol with another 3-letter symbol, looking at
>> each search and replacement. All seemed ok. Then I tried to execute the
>> file and it went nuts. I somehow found that if I removed JUST ONE SPACE
>> between the Module list of local symbols in a function definition line,
>> and a comment on the same line, all was OK again.  Wow. This happened
>> at least twice, identically. Any comments?
>> Steve Gray
> Thanks for all  your replies. I had no idea that an expensive, professional-level
> program would have such obvious bugs. The one about comments is far from the
> first one i've encountered. My respect for the program just went down a bunch
> and my caution just went down by the same amount. I will no longer assume
> that bugs are my fault.
> Steve Gray

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