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Re: front end complaint (ui design flaw?)

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  • Subject: [mg55595] Re: front end complaint (ui design flaw?)
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 04:28:55 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Chris,

Chris Chiasson wrote:
> Example workflow:
> Type an expression containing a comma into an input cell, say:
> mydata[run1,paramB]
> 
> Decide that the name of the expression should be different, perhaps to
> differentiate it from some other data. Imagine that this same
> expression occurs twenty times in the remainder of the notebook.
> Decide that the find/replace command in the notebook should be useful
> here.
> 
> Highlight the text, hit ctrl+c. Use the keyboard to move the cursor to
> a position above the cell. Hit ctrl+f. Erase whatever may be in the
> find box. Hit shift+insert to paste the expression. Note that the
> expression has a space after the comma (probably for readability when
> pasting to another application).
> 
> Guess what? The find command doesn't work because the pasted
> expression does not match the copied expression. eg
> mydata[run1,paramB] =!= mydata[run1, paramB]
> 

I verified this with version 5.1. I think Wolfram owns us an explanation!

Sincerely, Daniel


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