Noqsi
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Re: new functional operator
Posted:
Mar 21, 2012 6:47 AM


On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:19:23 AM UTC6, roby wrote: > > That creates a information fog that makes *all* Mathematica code harder to understand, and Mathematica much harder to learn than it used to be. > > {1, 2, 3, 4} /// f///g > > > > {1, 2, 3, 4} // f /@ # & // g /@ # & > > sorry but I absolutly can't agree with your opinion in this case, the > former expression is more or less fogless and would be much easier to > understand. > The latter expression bears a lot of clutter. > > Robert
It isn't clutter in any specific piece of code that's the problem: it's all the cluttered documentation. Many of us appreciated the wonderful Mathematica book when it existed, but Mathematica has too many unnecessary functions these days, so a book is impractical. A vast fog of hypertext isn't as easy to navigate as a book. For functions like the one we're discussing, it's much better to define it only when needed. Then, those trying to understand code that *doesn't* use that function (almost all Mathematica code ever written) won't have to waste time looking past it in the documentation.

