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Re: ReplaceAll in If Statement

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  • Subject: [mg19483] Re: [mg19448] ReplaceAll in If Statement
  • From: "Tomas Garza" <tgarza at mail.internet.com.mx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 15:53:09 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Tom Compton [comptont at concentric.net] wrote:

> In the following sequence I expected z to evaluate to 1 in the
> Module.  It appears that the test in the module does not
> evaluate to either True or False.  I don't understand why.
> Can anyone explain?
> 
> In[1]:=
> opList={a->True};
> 
> In[2]:=
> test[opts___]:=Module[{},
> If[a /. {opts}, z=1, z=2, z=3];
> {a, z} /. {opts}]
> 
> In[3]:=
> test[opList]
> Out[3]=
> {{True,3}}

Leave the braces out in {opts}:

In[1]:=
test2[opts___] := Module[{},
If[a /. opts, z = 1, z = 2, z = 3];
{a, z} /. opts]
In[2]:=
test2[opList]
Out[2]=
{True, 1}

Since a/.{opList} gives {True}, this is neither True or False.

Tomas Garza
Mexico City 


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