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Re: Re: Syntax Coloring

Could you explain what you mean when you suggest a truly syntax-oriented 

Remember that Mathematica is not like many programming languages in that 
there are not really different "parts of speech" -- verbs (i.e., 
functions), nouns (i.e., constants), pronouns (i.e., variables), adverbs 
  (i.e., operators), etc.  EVERYTHING is an "expression".

E. Martin-Serrano wrote:
> Hi,
> In my opinion that it is not full synstax coloring but just lexical coloring 
> plus some help to deal with bracketing.
> Imaging the time to save if WRI impplements a truly sintax oriented editor. 
> It would be really great, and on the other hand it is absolutly mandatory. 
> What about dealing with large real life Mathematica programs in the curent 
> situation?
> E. Martin-Serrano
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
> To: <mathgroup at>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:44 PM
> Subject: [mg93499] [mg93483] Syntax Coloring
>> For me, one of the greatest aids and timesavers in Version 6 is the syntax
>> coloring. I think the WRI developers deserve a lot of credit for putting
>> this in and making it work so well.
>> David Park
>> djmpark at
>> <>

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