Re: Re: Re: Package development
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg62643] Re: [mg62588] Re: [mg62569] Re: Package development
- From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
- Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 00:06:37 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Gerry, Why can't you use line-breaks tabs and spacing in StandardForm expressions in package notebooks? I do it all the time. It is the use of comments that is the problem. We don't know their status and when and how we can or can't use them. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: Gerry Flanagan [mailto:flanagan at materials-sciences.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net I'm surprised by the number of people that say they develop packages using the notebook interface as an editor. About once a year I give that a try and decide its hopeless. I'm a big fan of using line-breaks, tabs, and other pretty-print tricks to add some clarity to the functions. The automated features in the notebook are clever, but not good enough for something I want to release within the company. So I end up with developmental notebooks that feed (copy/paste) a text .m file over time. BTW, I like a product called UltraEdit for my programming. It allows me to set up a file of Mathematica keywords so that I can use color syntax highlighting while editing. Gerry F.