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Re: Are comments safe inside notebook cells in Mathematica 6?
On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:19:10 -0400 (EDT), Andrew Moylan wrote: > Prior to version 6, it has been considered unsafe to place comments (* > like this *) inside e.g. Input cells, because it could lead to > Mathematica corrupting the underlying notebook. Can anyone comment on > whether this is still the case in version 6? Many of these problems have been fixed. I don't want to make any absolute guarantees that no such problems exist anymore (it is enormously difficult and time-consuming to prove a total absence of such bugs), but I can say with considerable certainty that 6.0 is much better than 5.2 in this regard. I believe some problems yet remain when mixing styles and comments, but the presence and configurability of the syntax coloring features will hopefully makethis less of an issue. Aside from that, I think we've cracked most of these problems, and I'll be curious to hear people's experiences. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.