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Re: Default values / optional parameters

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  • Subject: [mg22074] Re: Default values / optional parameters
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:04:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <880g4a$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


why not to use the FullForm[




Hermann Klocker wrote:
> [Contact the author to obtain the notebook mentioned - moderator]
> The sample notebook shows how two functions defined in a very similar
> manner behave differently when using optional parameters. Question: How
> can I define a function whose optional parameter is a pattern requiring
> a specific head and has a given default value? Help says this is x_h:v
> but my example says that this does not work in some cases.
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