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Re: blah::usage and BeginPackage

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  • Subject: [mg18931] Re: blah::usage and BeginPackage
  • From: Patrick Hansmeier <patrick at>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 22:17:29 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Dortmund
  • References: <7n6av5$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


> My question is, how can such a function be defined in a package and made
> available to the outside. Any variations of foo::usage I could come up
> with did not seem to do the job.

Rough outline: firstly a BeginPackage, then the foo:usage-stuff, then with Private, after that your functions, End,
EndPackage. Moreover the input cells containing the definitions have
to be marked as Initalization Cells.

M4's help browser returned chapter-number 6.14.5, this should provide
further insight.


to understand recursion, you have to understand recursion first

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