Re: Re: Are comments safe inside notebook cells
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- Subject: [mg77691] Re: [mg77632] Re: [mg77553] Are comments safe inside notebook cells
- From: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>
- Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 04:28:07 -0400 (EDT)
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John Fultz wrote:
> 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.
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
Well...since you ask...my experience is that the Mathematica front end
handles code comments substantially better in version 6 than in past
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