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Re: Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg64470] Re: [mg64428] Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 02:49:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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To elablorate on point b):  Since the underscore is used in Mathematica 
to indicate a pattern, then to allow an underscore as part of a name 
could cause vast confusion, e.g., for a symbol n, the expression 
n_Integer already has a meaning in Mathematica.

Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> a) underscores in names are a matter of taste
> b) this will never, never happen in Mathematica
> 
> Regards
>   Jens
> 
> <grub_snuffler at yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> news:dt1c3f$1o$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> | Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:
> | > Hi,
> | >
> | > write you *.m files in TextPad (I use it too) 
> and
> | > in your FrontEnd say
> | >
> | > <<MathematicaPackageImEditingNow`
> | >
> |
> | Thanks to everyone.  I downloaded a .syn file 
> for use in TextPad, and
> | while I can't use it interactively with 
> Mathematica, I still like it.  I read
> | somewhere that Wolfram is putting syntax 
> highlighting in the next
> | version of Mathematica -- a welcome addition.
> |
> | Now if only it would quit fighting me on 
> tabs.... grrrr........
> |
> | Oh, and the ability to use underscores in naming 
> would've been nice.
> |
> | this_is_my_variable
> |
> | is much more readable than
> |
> | ThisIsMyVariable.
> |
> | Sigh...............YouCantWinThemAll.
> | 
> 
> 
> 

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