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Re: With[{software=Mathematica}, Frustration]

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  • Subject: [mg24372] Re: [mg24308] With[{software=Mathematica}, Frustration]
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 23:13:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

You are right of course. It was a case of inexplicable blindness (and c
wasn't even a local variable!). This should teach me to think before sending
my replies!

Andrzej

on 7/10/00 11:41 AM, Leszek Sczaniecki at lsczan at home.com wrote:

>> The point here is that With works like Module: it renames the variables (a
>> way of localizing their meaning). Thus the c outside With and the one inside
>> are quite different.

-- 
Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University
JAPAN

http://platon.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/andrzej/
http://sigma.tuins.ac.jp/


> I am afraid that you are not quite right here. The true reason for the
> discussed
> behavior is, I believe, that Which has an attribute HoldAll.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> --Leszek
> 



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