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

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  • Subject: [mg91011] Re: [mg90998] Using \[Breve] as a substitute for underscore
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 05:33:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200808020727.DAA24966@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

I suspect that most folks use what Mathematica itself uses for 
multi-word names: "camel-case"

   MassOfEarth=5.97*^24

or, if you don't want to infringe upon a possible built-in name,

   massOfEarth=6.97*^24

It's a LOT quicker to type than using \[Breve] or its shortcut [esc]bv[esc].

Steven Siew wrote:
> In mathematica you cannot use underscore _  as part of a variable name
> as you could in other computer languages.
> 
> 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
> 
> I kinda like "breve" because it looks like the standard underscore
> character.
> 
> What other characters do other people uses?
> 
> Steven Siew
> 

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