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Re: Two Version 6.0 Package Problems

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  • Subject: [mg77285] Re: Two Version 6.0 Package Problems
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 07:14:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f43ef3$qi$>

I was working with an initial 5.2 .nb notebook that had been saved as an 
AutoSavePackage. There were (in 5.2) some cells that were not initialization 
cells. These were Text comment cells and some old routine code that I did 
not want to immediately discard. In 6.0 ALL cells in the notebook became 
initialization cells and ALL cells were incorporated into the .m file. 
Furthermore there is no way, that I have discovered yet, to turn any Input 
cell into a NON-initialization cell. Despite whether there is or is not a 
check mark on the menu Initialization Cell item, and despite whether or not 
the cell is marked as an Initialization Cell in the Option Inspector, it 
still contains the vertical tick mark in the notebook and it still becomes 
incorporated, actively, into the .m file.

Furthermore, I don't want all the Text cell comments incorporated into the 
distributed .m file.

And the old, temporarily kept, Input cells cause harm when they are 
incorporated into the .m package file. So I either have to remove them 
completely, or I have to comment them out with (*  *).

I much prefer the 5.2 behavior here and believe this is a bug.

David Park
djmpark at

"Bill Rowe" <readnewsciv at> wrote in message 
news:f43ef3$qi$1 at
> On 6/4/07 at 3:46 AM, djmpark at (David Park) wrote:
> However, it does seem that what gets saved in the .m file has
> changed in version 6 as you describe.
> But I don't see why you see this as a problem. The cells that
> aren't marked initialization cells appear as comments in the .m
> file. Why is this a problem?
> --

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