
Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog
Posted:
Feb 17, 2013 4:08 AM


To the contrary, I find the new (by default) autocompletion a significant improvement over having to use Ctrl+K. E.g., say I want to type ChiDistribution. I type 'Chi' and get the dropdown list of 3 possible completions. Only one of these 3 has 'D' as the next letter. So I just type 'D' and press Return. Mathematica completes the rest.
That's a fairly short example. I've found that I can type long expressions, with many names in them (`System or `Global) much faster now.
This helps makes up for Mathematica's verbose descriptive language, in contrast with languages where names are short but often cryptic.
On Feb 16, 2013, at 1:10 AM, "djmpark" <djmpark@comcast.net> wrote:
> ...All the doodads are to me a nuisance. The one thing I liked was the Ctrl+K > (which I could type faster than you can say Jack Rabbit) command completion. > But now Ctrl+K is gone and what replaces it is illconceived and horrible.
 Murray Eisenberg murray@math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 5491020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 5452838 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 5451801 Amherst, MA 010039305

