Date: Feb 17, 2013 4:09 AM
Author: David Park
Subject: Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog
To each his own. To me it's like constantly swatting away flies. I would

prefer that WRI gave us the additional option of restoring Ctrl+K. After

all, they have retained Ctrl+Shift+K.

David Park

djmpark@comcast.net

http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/index.html

From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murrayeisenberg@gmail.com]

To the contrary, I find the new (by default) auto-completion a significant

improvement over having to use Ctrl+K. E.g., say I want to type

ChiDistribution. I type 'Chi' and get the drop-down 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 doo-dads 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 ill-conceived and horrible.

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