ToString[Hold[a]] gives Hold[a]

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg21759] ToString[Hold[a]] gives Hold[a]*From*: Bill Marks <bmarks at helix.nih.gov>*Date*: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:56:40 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How to convert to string a symbol that already has a value? One way would be to find a wrapper for which ToString[Wrapper[a]] -> a For example a = 3; ToString[Hold[a]] -> Hold[a] Thanks, Bill Marks

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