Re: Are comments safe inside notebook cells in Mathematica 6?
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- Subject: [mg77632] Re: [mg77553] Are comments safe inside notebook cells in Mathematica 6?
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 05:23:17 -0400 (EDT)
- Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com
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.
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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