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

Well, of course. But I don't care about this and  Rip Pelletier, who  
started this thread, has made it clear that neither does he (any  
longer).  What seems to me interesting is that this functionality  
appears to have been deliberately removed (at the last moment before  
release). Since I do not think WRI would introduce an incompatibility  
just to increase the fun some users are having trying to make their  
old notebooks compatible with Mathemaitca 6.0, there has to be some  
other reason. But what could that be?

Andrzej Kozlowski

On 22 May 2007, at 21:46, Chris Chiasson wrote:

> If the error only appears during rendering, it could possibly be taken
> care of with a DownValue for Rectangle.
> On 5/22/07, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at> wrote:
>> 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
>> problems.
>> Andrzej Kozlowski
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