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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>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 23:13:13 -0400 (EDT)
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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!


on 7/10/00 11:41 AM, Leszek Sczaniecki at lsczan at 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

> 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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