[Etoys] Question about update 1964functionNames
scott.wallace at squeakland.org
Sat Apr 12 16:45:27 EDT 2008
On Apr 12, 2008, at 6:16 AM, karl wrote:
> When I select the Parentheses in the menu the tile becomes empty. Am I
> missing something ?
The only thing that changed was the wording of a menu item: the menu
item that formerly said "grouped" now says "parentheses". The
functionality is otherwise unchanged: you can either specify a
function (e.g. cos or abs) to apply to whatever appears within the
parentheses, or you can simply use the parentheses as a grouping
As before, if you want to switch from plain parentheses to a "real"
function, click on the tile to the left of the left-parenthesis to get
the function-choice pop-up, or cycle among the choices using the green
Does anyone perhaps have a suggestion for better wording for the item
in question? Perhaps "parentheses only". Or "just parentheses"? Or
"no function"? Or "identity function"? As you can see, every idea
here seems to have its downside!
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