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problem with parsing InputForm scientific notation (eg. 3.`*^-7)

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  • Subject: [mg80576] problem with parsing InputForm scientific notation (eg. 3.`*^-7)
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 03:11:03 -0400 (EDT)

Can anyone confirm this report?

Steps to reproduce:
1. Enter "3.`*^-7" (without quotation marks) into an Input cell and evaluate it.
2. Go back to the Input cell, put your cursor at the beginning and
enter "RealDigits["
3. Hit the End key, type "]" and then re-evaluate the cell, which by
now reads "RealDigits[3.`*^-7]", but don't enter that directly.

I have encountered other errors where InputForm messes up the syntax
checker, but I haven't been able to make a small reproducible example
like this one.

Version 6.0.1 on MS Windows XP SP2


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