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Re: Quit versus Clear["Global`*"]

I, on the other hand, never saw Quit[] until this thread began.

I suppose it figures that if Quit kills the kernel, then also Quit[any  
arguments or none] might also kill the kernel. (The other way 'round  
doesn't necessarily "figure", on the other hand.)


On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 07:44:17 -0500, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>  

> Actually (as far as I can tell) Quit is undocumented but Quit[] is:
> ?Quit
> Quit[] terminates a Mathematica kernel session.
> I thought you had made a mistake but I tired just Quit (without the  
> brackets) and was surprised (after all these years!) to see it work. I  
> am wondering if there are more cases like this?
> Andrzej Kozlowski
> On 5 Sep 2011, at 13:06, DrMajorBob wrote:
>> No. For that, you need:
>> Quit
>> Bobby
>> On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 17:06:32 -0500, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at>
>> wrote:
>>> So, if I use ClearAll["Global`*"] at the beginning of a notebook and
>>> execute all the cells, is it the same as running on a fresh kernel?
>>> Themis
>> --
>> DrMajorBob at

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