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Re: Finally, a simple example of a mystery

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  • Subject: [mg54070] Re: [mg54040] Finally, a simple example of a mystery
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 09:27:57 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200502081031.FAA17774@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
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>> But I like to color the functions I define and their calls,
>> for clarity.

Fine, but glitches like this are MORE than enough to keep me from doing so.

Bobby

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 05:31:31 -0500 (EST), Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net> wrote:

> I have this one-line function definition. It was working well until
> just now when I opened the file and did Kernel > EvaluateNotebook,
> which caused some complaints. I had the function name highlighted in
> yellow and for some reason when I inspected this line, there was a small
> "space" visible between the e and x in topvertex. (The font is my normal
> Courier New and the size is 12 points.) When I edited the space out,
> everything worked. These two lines are in a cell by themselves. Could
> the highlighting be the problem? Has anyone else seen something like
> this? I have had similar things many times before, but I don't recall
> whether I had highlighting there or not.  I'm using 5.0.1.0.
>
> When I  save the fixed file and reopen it, the same psuedo-space
> appears. By the way, the cursor skips over this space as if it were not
> there, but if I delete and retype the e or x, it's ok.
>
> topvertex[gon_] := Ordering[-Transpose[gon][[2]]] [[1]]; (* Returns #
> of highest vertex, e.g. 6 for ggon. *)
>
> This section of the plaintext file follows. Note that "topverte" and
> "x" are separated by a color callout. It looks like this gets in the
> way somehow. But I like to color the functions I define and their calls,
> for clarity.
>
> Cell[BoxData[
>     RowBox[{
>       RowBox[{
>         RowBox[{
>           StyleBox[
>             RowBox[{
>               StyleBox["topverte",
>                 Background->RGBColor[1, 1, 0]],
>               StyleBox["x",
>                 Background->RGBColor[1, 1, 0]]}]],
>           StyleBox["[",
>             Background->RGBColor[1, 1, 0]],
>           StyleBox["gon_",
>             Background->RGBColor[1, 1, 0]],
>           StyleBox["]",
>             Background->RGBColor[1, 1, 0]]}],
>         ":=", \(\(Ordering[\(-\(Transpose[gon]\)[\([2]\)]\)]\)\ [\([1]\)]\)}],
>        ";", "                            ",
>       StyleBox[\( (*\ Returns\ #\ of\ highest\ vertex, \
>           e . g . \ 6\ for\ \(\(ggon\)\(.\)\)\ *) \),
>         FontColor->RGBColor[0, 0, 1]]}]], "Input",
>   Background->RGBColor[1, 1, 0.756863]],
>
>
> Steve Gray
>
>
>
>



-- 
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