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Re: Appending an element to a list

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  • Subject: [mg23939] Re: Appending an element to a list
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 00:57:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <8i9nta$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


the good old If[] is not working any more ?


your ReplaceAll

AppendTo[list,d] /. {}-> Sequence[]

is broken too ?
The pattern matcher don't work with

myAppend[lst_, {}] := lst
myAppend[lst_, ll_] := Append[lst, ll]


Than I have no idea

Felix Farkas wrote:
> Hello,
>  i do have a problem, which is probably very easy,  but i couldn't find
> a reasonable way to solve it. I would appreciate very much any hint.
> I have a list of lists. My purpose is to append a new elements to this
> list. These elements are generated by some function. Sometimes the
> output of the function is an empty list meaning no element. In this
> situation Append includes the new element in the list. i would like to
> avoid this behaviour.
> ex:
> In[1]:=           d={}
> Out[1]=         {}
> In[2]:=           Append[{{2,2},{3,3}},d]
> Out[2]:=        {{2,2},{3,3},{}}
> Thanks in advance. Felix Farkas

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