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Re: nice Gotcha!

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  • Subject: [mg15050] Re: [mg15011] nice Gotcha!
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 04:12:32 -0500
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig, Institut fuer Informatik
  • References: <>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Luc,

 as I can see Your test[] works as expected. Did You ever try

test[] := Block[




will help you also.


"Barthelet, Luc" wrote:

> Code similar to the following gave me trouble today. I thought it would
> be fun to share:
> Clear[x];
> test[] := Module[
>       {x},
>       ToExpression["x=3"];
>       Print[x];
>       ];
> test[];
> Print[x];
> In my version. "x" was infact the variable "Active" which is an option
> to ButtonBox and created a ton of problems. Of course I could not
> change the name (user driven, and that's why I am running a
> ToExpression on it).
> The solution was to not declare Active in the Module and to
> Clear[Active] in the function.
> any other insight?
> Luc Barthelet
> GM the day, Mayor at night

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