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Re: Block and Module

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  • Subject: [mg15143] Re: [mg15106] Block and Module
  • From: "Tomas Garza" <tgarza at mail.internet.com.mx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 03:11:18 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

David Epstein wrote:

>Could someone explain what the difference is between Block and Module? A
>couple of easy examples would help, rather than a long theoretical
>explanation.

David,

I suggest you take a look at Dave Wagner's book, Power Programming with
Mathematica, Section 4.5.1 "Lexical versus dynamic scoping" (just a
couple of pages long), where you will find a lucid discussion on the
subject as well as the examples you desire.

Good luck,

Tomas Garza
Mexico City



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