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

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  • Subject: [mg91071] Re: Using \[Breve] as a substitute for underscore
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 04:02:59 -0400 (EDT)

On 8/4/08 at 3:25 AM, murray at math.umass.edu (Murray Eisenberg) wrote:

>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.

After trying this and seeing how carefully one would have to
look to distinguish this from a space, my reaction was this
would be a disaster in code. Particularly, after some time had
passed and you didn't recall using this approach.


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