[seqfan] Re: 4 tildes?
Harvey P. Dale
hpd1 at nyu.edu
Mon May 21 22:09:54 CEST 2012
This is terrific. Many thanks. What would you think about one
other special case: 4 tildes surrounded by square brackets?
From: seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu
[mailto:seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu] On Behalf Of Russ Cox
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 3:27 PM
To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list
Subject: [seqfan] Re: 4 tildes?
I am sorry that ~~~~ has caused so much angst. It was supposed to be a
potential convenience, to be taken or left depending on the situation.
It sounds like some people are insisting on its use, and I think that's
The ~~~~ is only recognized at the end of a line, to avoid potential
surprises if used to mean, well, four tildes. For the most part I think
that heuristic works well. However, I see Mathematica does have the
problem that it has no end-of-line comment to use (in, say, C, you could
say // ~~~~). So I added (* ~~~~ *) as a special case. You can write
(* ~~~~ *) at the end of a line and it will be rewritten appropriately.
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