Re: Sometimes <space> means multiple

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg75427] Re: Sometimes <space> means multiple*From*: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 03:38:45 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200704270918.FAA23598@smc.vnet.net> <f11gtg$kqa$1@smc.vnet.net>

I guess there are two sides to this coin. On the one hand, using spaces to mean multiplication is great for writing algebraic expressions, but it can be irritating when programming because missing out a semicolon generates something unwanted rather than a syntax error. It is difficult to invent an ideal solution however, because many programs contain expressions embedded inside them! Maybe it would be nice if you could click something and see all the implicit multiplications at a glance. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

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