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## Re: [Texmacs-dev] Selection of integrals

**From**: |
David Allouche |

**Subject**: |
Re: [Texmacs-dev] Selection of integrals |

**Date**: |
Mon, 16 Jun 2003 16:34:03 +0200 |

**User-agent**: |
Mutt/1.5.4i |

On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 01:00:22PM -0700, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>* *
>* +*
>* /*
>* | f(x) dx*
>* /*
>* +*
>* *
>* If I drag the pointer from the upper left + to the lower right + in the*
>* above expression, I think it should select the entire expression, clear*
>* through the "dx". When it sends that to the CAS, it ought to send*
>* something like "'integrate(f(x),x)", right?*
>* *
>* But when you are editting just plain math, perhaps that's not what you*
>* always want? So maybe then, holding the shift key and swiping will*
>* select only the \integral and the "f(x)"?*
This kind of suggestion comes up now and then.
There are two approaches to this problem:
-- Use structures like (integral "0" "<infty>" (mathapply "f" "x")
"x") and provide operation to allow conversion between the
current "implicit structure" format and this new "explicit
structure" format.
Since the macros are still broken in math mode (the index and
exponent positions are not correct) this is not really possible
a.t.m.
-- Provide more structured selections and motion commands. There are
already structured motion commands. Those might be made smarter
w.r.t. to math expressions and they may be generalized to
structured selections commands.
I do not know what is the status of this suggestion.
--
-- ddaa