[Etoys] Question about update 1964functionNames

Scott Wallace 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 ?

Hi, Karl,

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!


   -- Scott

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