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Re: Re: v. 6, third argument to rectangle

On 18 May 2007, at 19:10, rip pelletier wrote:

> as i said in another post, i have a found a much easier replacement
> ("GraphicsGrid ") for that use of Rectangle, so i no longer care much
> about the error message i get.
> if someone posts a working example, i'll eagerly give it a try, but  
> i'm
> not going to try to construct one.
> vale,

I now got official Mathematica 6.0 for Mac OS X and can confirm that  
using a graphic object as third argument to Rectangle no longer  
works. As I suspected, that must have been due to a last minute  
change (it worked in the last pre-Release version). Of course it no  
longer matters (except as another non-compatibility issue) but I  
thought I should correct my earlier misleading statement.
It would be mildly interesting to know the reasons for this change,  
since WRI does not normally introduce incompatibilities for no  
reason. Perhaps the old functionality was actually causing some  

Andrzej Kozlowski

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