Re: A kernel, multiple notebooks, and Global?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg87694] Re: A kernel, multiple notebooks, and Global?*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>*Date*: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 06:50:55 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <fu1u15$ojn$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, both your assumptions are correct. Daniel AES wrote: > Pardon any awkward wordings here, but I may not have all the jargon > relevant to my query clearly understood. > > Suppose that on a single-user computer I have several notebooks open > that address different parts of a common calculation, and thus share > overlapping sets of globally used variable names. > > The broad question is then, how far can I go -- or what dangers may lurk > -- in treating these multiple notebooks as essentially one unified > notebook that just happens to be stored in multiple files and appear on > screen in multiple windows? > > 1) For example, in terms of contexts or scopes, I'm guessing that > "Global is Global": the Global` context for all of these notebooks is > set by or recorded by the kernel, and at any one instant is exactly the > same for all these open notebooks -- right? > > 2) Suppose a certain Input cell is present in exactly identical form at > some random (i.e., different) point in each of the notebooks; I've been > executing cells from all of the notebooks in some irregular sequence; > and then I execute this particular cell in whichever of the notebooks > happens to be most convenient for me. > > I assume the kernel is likely to be able to recognize which notebook > submitted these Input instructions. But beyond that, unless this cell > contains some code which directly or indirectly identifies the notebook > in which the cell resides, and uses this information to modify the Input > instructions, executing the copy of this cell that resides in any of the > notebooks will produce exactly the same result, except for where it > displays its output -- right? >