I noticed that all of the packages that come with Mathematica start with a header that is in a standard format. (See e.g. the header of
NIntegrateUtilities` at the end.)
There are several commented sections, each starting with a word surrounded by colons.
Question: What is the purpose of these colon-surrounded words? Do they have any meaning to Mathematica? They look like they were made for a machine to parse. Does Mathematica have any functions/tools that can read these?
(* :Name: NIntegrateUtilities` *) (* :Title: Utility functions for NIntegrate. *) (* :Author: Anton Antonov *) (* :Summary: This package provides a number of supporting functions for NIntegrate. *) (* :Context: DifferentialEquations`NIntegrateUtilities` *) (* :Package Version: 1.0 *) (* :Copyright: Copyright 2007, Wolfram Research, Inc. *) (* :History: Version 1.0 by Anton Atnonov, March 2007. *) (* :Keywords: NIntegrate, integration, evaluations, profiling. *) (* :Source: *) (* :Mathematica Version: 6.0 *) (* :Limitation: *) (* :Discussion: *)