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What's the new "Code" Style?

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  • Subject: [mg85453] What's the new "Code" Style?
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:07:30 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Stanford University

In the transition from earlier versions to 6.0, the Cmd-8 style in the 
Default Format was changed from something like "Small Text" (if I'm 
remembering correctly) to a style called "Code", which appears to 
function like "Input" but is formatted differently.

What is this style? -- what's its purpose or objective? -- how does it 
differ from Input?

[And for those of you who've been following my ongoing rants against 
Mathematica 6 documentation -- or lack of same -- a challenge:  Don't 
answer the above questions, but instead show me how a novice or ordinary 
user could find the answer to them, using what knowledge they might be 
expected to have, and the Mathematica Help menu item.  

You'll find that looking for "Input" in the Find Selected Function menu 
command brings up an immediate and informative answer.  Looking for 
"Code", however, brings up 356 entries -- spread over 36 pages that you 
have to click through in sequence -- and this list is not alphabetized.]


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