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Re: .m packages "fullforms" subscripts?

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  • Subject: [mg76735] Re: [mg76671] .m packages "fullforms" subscripts?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 04:44:15 -0400 (EDT)
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On Fri, 25 May 2007 06:44:58 -0400 (EDT), Will Robertson wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm new to writing packages in Mathematica. The version six interface
> to this is very nice!
> When I save a .m package that includes variables with literal on-
> screen subscripts, they are converted to their FullForm when I re-open
> the file. Is this intended? When subscripted variables are arguments
> to other functions, this does not happen.
> Many thanks,
> Will

Yes, it is.  A goal of the FE package editor is to make the package file highly 
readable not only in the front end, but also in Workbench or in a text editor.

I don't quite understand the last sentence of your email, though, so I can't
respond to that.

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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