[Etoys] Question about update 1964functionNames
karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Sun Apr 13 06:02:55 EDT 2008
Scott Wallace wrote:
> 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!
Maybe "no function" is the best. I got confused when the "parentheses"
removed the function and did not put in an extra parentheses (whatever
that would be good for :-) )
More information about the Etoys