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Re: Prefix function syntax f @ x

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  • Subject: [mg66689] Re: Prefix function syntax f @ x
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 03:51:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 5/26/06 at 4:17 AM, akoz at mimuw.edu.pl (Andrzej Kozlowski) wrote:

>On 25 May 2006, at 15:58, Kristen W Carlson wrote:

>>David Wagner emphasizes that he doesn't use the syntax
>>function@argument (p. 37n), no explanation. To me it seems very
>>handy. Any thoughts?

>I also never use it (although until I now have never considered
>why). I guess the reason must be is that f[x] or f(x) is the
>standard mathematical notation for the value of a function f at x
>and I am used to it.

I use it when I want something like f[x@t]. I think avoiding the stack up of ']' characters results in code that is easier to read and understand.
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