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A.2.12 Front End Files

Notebook files as well as front end initialization files can contain a subset of standard Mathematica language syntax. This syntax includes:

  • Any Mathematica expression in FullForm.
  • Lists in ... form. The operators ->, :> and &. Function slots in # form.
  • Special characters in \[

    Name], \:xxxx or \.xx form.
  • String representation of boxes involving \(, \) and other backslash operators.
  • Mathematica comments delimited by (* and *).