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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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 > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Using \[Breve] as a substitute for underscore***From:*Cca <cca@gregosetroianos.mat.br>