*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg11830] Re: Questions about functions.*From*: Seth Chandler <SChandler@Central.UH.Edu>*Date*: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 00:35:38 -0500*Organization*: University of Houston*References*: <6esdkf$57j@smc.vnet.net> <6f1lvm$f9n@smc.vnet.net> <6fi7ca$4ri@smc.vnet.net>

The answer to the first question is f[x___]:={x} The second question strikes me as odd. In s[e,f], s is a symbol or something that can serve as the head of an expresison. In the desired output s is something susceptible to addition. Seth J. Chandler Associate Professor of Law University of Houston Law Center El alchemista wrote: > I will appreciate your input to these two questions. > > 1 - How can I convert the sequence of all arguments of a function into > a list ? In vain I tried f[x__] := List @@ x > > 2 - How can I make functions which use their own names , for instance so > that s[e,f] for some symbol s and all expressions e , f > becomes (s+e)(s+f) ? > > Many thanks > > jaime Combariza > jaimeco@arizona.edu