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RE: MakeExpression

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  • Subject: [mg33646] RE: [mg33613] MakeExpression
  • From: "Wolf, Hartmut" <Hartmut.Wolf at>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 19:40:10 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dustin Vink [mailto:d.vink at]
To: mathgroup at
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 1:08 AM
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg33646] [mg33613] MakeExpression
> Dear Reader,
> Consider the following Mathematica problem. How does one incorporate
> pattern matching conditions with the command MakeExpression?
> The following does NOT work:
> MakeExpression[RowBox[{a_Plus, "[", b__, "]"}], StandardForm] := 
>   MakeExpression[a, StandardForm]
> Any form of condition used at the lhs seems to be ignored.

what do you want to attain?

MakeExpression acceptes (only) parsed input (structures of tokenized strings
and boxes); the function itself generates Mathematica code (thus
corresponding to the semantic actions of a compiler). 

A consequence is: the Mathematica symbol Plus can never appear as an
argument of MakeExpression. Thus you came to your (false) conclusion. To
help you further you should state your problem (of application). 


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