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Re: New position: MathLink Developer

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  • Subject: [mg16982] Re: New position: MathLink Developer
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 02:13:26 -0400
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <7e9ndq$> <7ehhhk$>
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On 8 Apr 1999 tobiasoed at wrote:

> So I use the terminal like interface. Unfortunately there is no
> history editing (like in bash or tcsh).

There is a function called EditIn[] which will escape you out to a text
editor (like vi).  The editor opens with the contents of In[n] (where n is
the argument to EditIn[].  You can make changes to the file.  When you
save the changes and quit, you return to the kernel and the expression

The type of text editor that is opened depends the setting for the
environment variable EDITOR.  If this is not set, it defaults to vi under

This function, to the best of my knowledge, is not documented in
Mathematica 3.0, but it was documented in Mathematica 2.2 in the User's
Guide to the Unix Shell booklet.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.        
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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