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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

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? >> > > -- > Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com > 80 Fearing Street phone 413 549-1020 (H) > Amherst, MA 01002-1912 >