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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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*References*: <dsru9v$5ee$1@smc.vnet.net><dsupm5$6la$1@smc.vnet.net> <dt1c3f$1o$1@smc.vnet.net> <200602170911.EAA00676@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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. > | > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?***From:*"Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>