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Re: What characters are allowed in mathematica variable names? i.e. how

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  • Subject: [mg126024] Re: What characters are allowed in mathematica variable names? i.e. how
  • From: Jesse Perla <jesseperla at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:49:12 -0400 (EDT)
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Purely aesthetics.  I hate camel case because it is inconsistent with how I
program in other languages, and when translating math I sometimes want
small or large letters in names. (e.g. x is an element, X is the set}

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>wrote:

> Why not just camel-case? E.g.: myFirstVariable.
>
>
> On 4/12/12 2:35 AM, Jesse Perla wrote:
>
>> In other languages like C++, _ is a kosher character to be in variable
>> names.  It is not in mathematica, so things like "my_first_variable" don't
>> work.  I have been using a ` to separate out the words to get things like
>> my`first`variable, but now realize it is creating other issues due to the
>> scoping it introduces.
>>
>> Are there are other characters I can use to separate out words in
>> variable names?
>>
>
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