symbolized symbol in LHS of function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg13198] symbolized symbol in LHS of function*From*: "me" <c72417 at uibk.ac.at>*Date*: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 07:42:47 -0400*Organization*: University of Innsbruck, Austria*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, all ! I have a [trivial] question. I know how to symbolize in order to use subscripts etc. in variables. However, when I have, let's say, a variable called x which was produced ij by symbolize, I cannot get i.E. f[x _] := something ij to be interpreted correctly. Only f[Pattern[x ,Blank[]] := something ij works. What is my mistake ? Michael michael.probst at uibk.ac.at