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

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  • Subject: [mg91042] Re: [mg91008] Re: Using \[Breve] as a substitute for underscore
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 03:25:02 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200808030932.FAA24060@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

Nice!  But... is it such a good idea to use a name including
\[LetterSpace] in code?  The underscore is printed faintly, so it's easy =

to mistake the parts of the symbol as separate symbols -- and hence
mistake the entire thing as a product of two things.



Cca wrote:
> Steven,
>
> One of the new small things in Mathematica 6 (so it seems) is the non-p=
rinting character \[LetterSpace]. The alias is Esc_Esc (Esc underscore Es=
c).
>
> Try this (on diferent Input cells):
>
> x\[LetterSpace]y
>
> x\[LetterSpace]y//Head
>
> x\[LetterSpace]y=1
>
> x\[LetterSpace]y+1
>
> Clear[x\[LetterSpace]y]
>
> Hope this might help you in some way.
>
> Carlos C=E9sar de Ara=FAjo
> Gregos & Troianos Educacional
> http://www.gregosetroianos.mat.br
> MSN: cca_gregosetroianos at hotmail.com
> Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
> (31) 3283-1122
>
>

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