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Re: Mathematica language issues

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  • Subject: [mg53149] Re: Mathematica language issues
  • From: Richard Fateman <fateman at>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2004 04:00:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of California, Berkeley
  • References: <cqgudo$64a$>
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Maxim wrote:

> I can't see any  
> justification for keeping this sort of thing unchanged: 

Here are two possible justifications.

1. The person who wrote that part
of Mathematica is no longer employed by the company, and making
changes in it would require that someone else take up this part
of the program and fix it in ways that might break something.

2. Probably there would not be even one extra sale of Mathematica
if it were fixed, so why bother?

even the
> compatibility doesn't seem to be an issue here because I doubt anyone  
> purposely made use of this 'feature'.
> Maxim Rytin
> m.r at

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