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Re: Using \[Breve] as a substitute for underscore

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  • Subject: [mg91017] Re: Using \[Breve] as a substitute for underscore
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 05:34:25 -0400 (EDT)

On 8/2/08 at 3:27 AM, stevensiew2 at gmail.com (Steven Siew) wrote:

>In mathematica you cannot use underscore _  as part of a variable
>name as you could in other computer languages.

True

>Has anyone tried using \[Breve] as an underscore substitute instead.

>for example:

>mass\[Breve]of\[Breve]earth = 5.97*^24

>or

>mass[esc]bv[esc]of[esc]bv[esc]earth = 5.97*^24

>What other characters do other people uses?

My preference is for camel case, i.e., massOfEarth. Or more
likely, I would have used earthMass.


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