Shadowing in loaded packages
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg23059] Shadowing in loaded packages
- From: Dan Warren <drdanw at my-deja.com>
- Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 03:00:20 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
What is the cleanest way to avoid shadowing when loading two packages that define the same symbol? I will regularly need to load Miscellaneous`Units` and Graphics`Colors`, both of which define the symbol Gray. I would prefer the color over the unit of radioactivity. I know that I could Off[Gray::shdw] and be careful to Get the packages in order Graphics`Colors`, Miscellaneous`Units` every time I want to use both packages, but this seems fragile to me. Is there a better way to do this? A note to Wolfram developers: shadowing also occurs with the common option Verbose, which is defined in CleanSlate, Notation, and the exporting packages. A particularly annoying example is exporting to HTML a notebook that begins with CleanSlate, in which a shadow warning message appears in the HTML that was not present in the original notebook. Given its common usage, could Verbose be added to the System` context and removed from the individual package contexts (in future releases?) Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.