Re: RE: RE: simple question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg77266] Re: [mg77161] RE: [mg77113] RE: [mg77099] simple question*From*: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>*Date*: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 07:04:33 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200706031015.GAA03008@smc.vnet.net> <17807603.1180947440083.JavaMail.root@m35> <op.ttd8jwb7qu6oor@monster.ma.dl.cox.net> <200706051035.GAA00766@smc.vnet.net> <20010005.1181048860294.JavaMail.root@m35>*Reply-to*: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

Isn't that a powerful argument against converting to traditional form -- ever? -- since the same thing happens when the original code is Sin[x], which converts to sin(x) and then becomes sin x (multiplication) when pasted back into Mathematica? Bobby On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 08:06:15 -0500, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote: > Try the folowing. First enter > > Comment[" This is my comment. "] > > into na input cell. Now use the Convert To menu in the Cell menu to > convert the cell into Traditional Form. Next, copy and paste into some > text editor (it could even be another copy of Mathematica running on the > same machine) and then copy it again an paste it back into a new cell in > (the original) Mathematica. Now evalaute the cell. You will probably now > agree that "This is my comment." is preferable. > > Andrzej Kozlowski > > > On 5 Jun 2007, at 19:35, Ingolf Dahl wrote: > >> Yes, from execution point of view, >> >> "This is my comment." >> >> works as well as >> >> Comment[" This is my comment. "]; >> >> but comments are meant for human readers of the program, and I think >> that my >> proposal is better for informing the reader that the comment really is a >> comment and nothing else. It is also easier for a metaprogram to find, >> delete, print, color or translate all such comments inside a program. >> Another way is of course to decorate the comment strings in some way, >> for >> instance >> >> "(***** This is my comment. *****)" . >> >> Matter of taste... >> About not capitalizing user-defined functions, I think that that is a >> good >> rule, if some exceptions are allowed. For instance, package authors >> usually >> seem to capitalize their "user-defined" functions. And if I suggest this >> natural use of the word "Comment", it is implicitly an appeal to >> Wolfram not >> to use the same word for something else. If many users adopted the >> practice, >> they could even include it as an alternative in the Help. >> >> Best regards >> >> Ingolf Dahl >> >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: DrMajorBob [mailto:drmajorbob at bigfoot.com] >>> Sent: den 4 juni 2007 12:54 >>> To: Ingolf Dahl; mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >>> Subject: Re: [mg77113] RE: [mg77099] simple question >>> >>> I believe "This is my comment." works just as well, without >>> the comment function. (I never capitalize user-defined functions.) >>> >>> Bobby >>> >>> On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 02:46:35 -0500, Ingolf Dahl >>> <ingolf.dahl at telia.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>>> Hi Dimitris, >>>> I cite from mg64218 (Feb 7, 2006), thread "Notebooks, >>> packages, cells, >>>> and literate programming": >>>> >>>> "One alternative way to enter inline comments, if you anyway want >>>> that, is to wrap them up in a ordinary Mathematica function in this >>>> way: >>>> >>>> Comment[" This is my comment. "]; >>>> >>>> There usually are any number of places in the code where >>> you could add >>>> comments in this way. If you have not defined the function Comment, >>>> the statement will not be evaluated. Such comments are not >>> removed by >>>> Shift-Ctrl-N or Shift-Ctrl-I. >>>> Of course I must here also remind that the button >>> "CopyAsInputForm" in >>>> my SetFaceAndFont Palette preserves (* *) comments by >>> converting them >>>> into the suggested alternative. (See >>>> http://web.telia.com/~u31815170/Mathematica/)" >>>> >>>> The palette is not updated to version 6 yet, since I just have had >>>> Mathematica 6 available a few days, but this feature seems to be >>>> functioning. >>>> >>>> Best regards >>>> >>>> Ingolf Dahl >>>> >>>>> -----Original Message----- >>>>> From: dimitris [mailto:dimmechan at yahoo.com] >>>>> Sent: den 3 juni 2007 12:15 >>>>> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >>>>> Subject: [mg77099] simple question >>>>> >>>>> Hi. >>>>> >>>>> I have a simple question but I can't find any relevant. >>>>> Suppose a user-defined function with comments [that is >>>>> (*...*) structures] added. >>>>> >>>>> Let for example >>>>> >>>>> \!\(Nint[g_ (*function*) , n_Integer, {x_, a_, b_} (* >>>>> the\ variable\ and\ the\ limits\ >>>>> of\ integration*) , opts___ (*set\ possible\ >>> options\ for\ \ >>>>> NIntegrate*) ] := NIntegrate[Evaluate[g\^Range[n]], {x, a, b}, >>>>> opts]\) >>>>> >>>>> The code has been copy/paste in StandardForm. >>>>> Let me convert it to InputForm. After selecting the cell and press >>>>> Shift+Ctrl+I, I get >>>>> >>>>> In[1]:= >>>>> Nint[g_, n_Integer, {x_, a_, b_}, opts___] := >>>>> NIntegrate[Evaluate[g^Range[n]], {x, a, b}, opts] >>>>> >>>>> That is, the comments during the conversion have been lost. >>>>> >>>>> Any ideas to "fix" this situation? >>>>> >>>>> Dimitris >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com >> >> >> > > -- DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com

**References**:**simple question***From:*dimitris <dimmechan@yahoo.com>

**RE: RE: simple question***From:*"Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl@telia.com>