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Re: Where Style Sheets are located

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg68996] Re: Where Style Sheets are located
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 02:04:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <200608231115.HAA25058@smc.vnet.net> <ecmh3a$9e3$1@smc.vnet.net>
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In article <ecmh3a$9e3$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:

> 
> But the confusion probably originates in the fact that the names of some 
> built-in style sheet-related and Front End-related Mathematica objects 
> elide the space.  Thus:  StyleSheetPath and FrontEndExecute.  Elision of 
> the space is, of course, necessitated by the general rule for 
> Mathematica names.
> 

Good point (once I'd looked up "elide" and "elision" and refreshed my 
memory as to what they mean!).

As the use of elided (how's that?) and also internally capitalized terms 
expands, not just in computer jargon but in everyday life, the time may 
be at hand when such terms undergo elision and internal capitalization 
from the start, e.g. Mathematica literature and documentation never 
speaks of "the Front End" but only "the FrontEnd", and similar syntax is 
used in noncomputer fields as well.

Wonder if William Safire reads this group?


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