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Re: Just another Mathematica "Gotcha"

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  • From: Richard Fateman <fateman at>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 05:06:08 -0400 (EDT)
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On 8/11/2011 4:55 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:

> I wonder when they stopped teaching about parentheses in primary schools.
> Andrzej Kozlowski

In primary schools one does not learn about //  or /. thus the need for 
parentheses is subtle.  Using FullForm (or writing in Lisp) makes such
issues disappear.

I think that making /. and // same precedence would not be a bad idea.

The double (or triple) clicking on the operator is nice to know about,
but doesn't help for people who compose programs off-line.


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