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Re: Greek-Letter Bug? Replacing Print

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg64567] Re: Greek-Letter Bug? Replacing Print
  • From: albert <awnl at arcor.de>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:59:04 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <dt9j5h$gp5$1@smc.vnet.net> <dte1ps$ran$1@smc.vnet.net>
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David Bailey wrote:

> Shyam Guthikonda wrote:
>> Try this:
>> 
>> 1. Create a new cell, print something with Print[].
>> 2. In the same cell, above the Print call, create a Greek letter using:
>> \[Alpha]
>> 
>> The Print is replaced now by Alpha[]. I fail to see the purpose of this,
>> so I am thinking it may be a bug? I have tried this with Alpha, Omega,
>> Beta... strange. It only seems to be replacing Print.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> _Shyam
>> 
> Using 5.2 on Windows XP I can't reproduce this - are you sure there are
> not some more details?

I can reproduce it with 5.1 on Linux. It happens also with:

\[Beta]
xxxx[]

so it looks like it replaces any function-name that has as many letters as
the greek letter you insert above. interesting feature :-)

albert


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