argument passing

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg14110] argument passing*From*: mortena at vipe.ii.uib.no (Morten N. Aasnes)*Date*: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 03:15:34 -0400*Organization*: University of Bergen, Norway*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How does mathematica pass arguments to functions? If I have a realy large list, and make a function to take a list as argument, and return a certain element, will the list given as argument be copied when the function is called, and if so, how do I avoid this? thanks in advance. -- Morten Nygaard Aasnes mortena at ii.uib.no "Nothing's the same anymore" Fantoft Stud.By A626, (+47)55276131 -Sinclair in b5:"Chrysalis" N-5036 FANTOFT, NORWAY www.ii.uib.no/~mortena <*>