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Jul
24
answered Replace content of selected cells, each getting different new content
Jul
21
comment How to find pieces of code responsible for syntax errors?
I'm not certain how this structure got created, but the FE definitely should be highlighting the mismatched delimiters here. And even legitimate structures which you could easily type (e.g., in a new cell type a right paren followed by a superscript) don't show mismatched delimiter highlighting. I consider that a bug which I just fixed for the next release of Mathematica.
Jul
21
answered Can I make the subsection CounterBox continue counting across section boundaries?
Jul
2
comment How to syntax highlight a code cell in another language?
Sorry, Mathematica doesn't support pluggable syntax coloring modules.
May
21
awarded  Excavator
May
21
answered Question about usage of Style as Dynamic object
May
21
comment What is the complete list of valid Front End Tokens?
The original version of my code was missing a Dynamic (it still appears to work, the code was wrong). I edited the answer to fix that.
May
21
revised What is the complete list of valid Front End Tokens?
The code attributed to me had a minor bug in it; it was missing a Dynamic around the font variable.
May
20
comment Cell brackets on left side?
The answer is, indeed, no.
May
9
awarded  Enlightened
May
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
22
comment How often does Mathematica contact its license server?
@rm-rf Sorry, no options at the present for this. Hoping to be able to give you more satisfaction in a not-too-distant version release...
Apr
22
comment On Reverting Code that Mma Switches to Raw Input Form Back to Standard Form
The package editor is going to tend to do this. The possibilities...if you don't have to edit the package, then the code should still work (produce a styled message when evaluated). Or work in a notebook file and Save As->Package file to export, but use the notebook as the main way of storing your source code. Or use auto-generated packages, which are turned off by default in v9, but can be turned back on using the AutoGeneratedPackage option in the option inspector.
Apr
22
comment Cannot save file
Sometimes dragging the legacy of the way we did things 15 years ago around in the code sucks. I recently spent nearly two months digging one of those legacy things out of the system (also to do with Unicode, but with fonts instead of files). We'll fix this one, too, but I just can't yet make a guarantee as to when.
Apr
22
comment Cannot save file
@OleksandrR. Mathematica uses the standard library for file APIs. Whether CreateFileA or CreateFileW gets called is an implementational detail of the VC++ standard library. It is true that we are using the non-widechar version of the standard library file functions, which is, of course, the cause of the problem. In answer as to why on earth we would still, in 2013, be doing this, I can only say that it's something I certainly would have done had I more resources, but I'm always forced to choose between shipping one thing or another (and that choice has many outside influences).
Apr
14
answered On Reverting Code that Mma Switches to Raw Input Form Back to Standard Form
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
answered How can I get the style of selected cells?
Mar
5
comment Why does ; suppress Dynamic output?
Have you investigated DynamicWrapper?
Feb
27
comment Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead
It was a bug, newly introduced to 9.0.0, and subsequently fixed in 9.0.1. The same problem led to the oft-reported corruption of certain cells when you tired to merge them.