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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80761] Re: problem with parsing InputForm scientific notation (eg. 3.`*^-7)*From*: j.f.b.payne at tesco.net*Date*: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 00:23:32 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <fara85$4jd$1@smc.vnet.net>

Afterthought: The problem may be that while editing, one is creating intermediate expressions that aren't syntactically valid (or are syntactically valid, but with a different meaning to the one that you want when you've finished editing). So then, maybe, the layout/syntax highlighter adjusts the input expression on the basis of the intermediate meaning (or lack of meaning - getting ready to highlight the first syntax error). So perhaps one remedy is to turn off syntax highlighting? (Haven't tried, can't remember offhand how to do it!)