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Re: A Question About Directive

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  • Subject: [mg111288] Re: A Question About Directive
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:38:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i2eadd$q1l$> <i2gju8$aa$>

However, is Directive[Red,AbsoluteThickness[2]] really more readable 
than {{Red,AbsoluteThickness[2]}}? I don't think so. Again, this seems 
like very little, even if you prefer the former, for a new function to do.


AES wrote:
> In article <i2eadd$q1l$1 at>,
>  Murray Eisenberg <murray at> wrote:
>> Fewer keystrokes is not the sole metric for simplicity! Code readability 
>> is another.
> Agreed!  
> Wasn't APL the classic example of a language with near-minimum 
> keystrokes, near-maximum unreadability?  -- such that APL programs were 
> sometimes characterized as "write once, read never".

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