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RE: Shadowing in loaded packages

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  • Subject: [mg23094] RE: [mg23059] Shadowing in loaded packages
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 00:37:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

> From: Dan Warren [mailto:drdanw at]
To: mathgroup at
> 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?

I think this will do what you wish. Notice that Gray is actually in

<< Miscellaneous`Units`;
<< Graphics`Colors`

David Park
djmp at

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