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Package Puzzlers?

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  • Subject: [mg35737] Package Puzzlers?
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 03:32:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I want to make some simple packages. Not even much worried about 
contexts or protection, since all symbols likely to be global anyway. 

But I would like to put multiple cells including notebook type header 
cells in these packages -- primarily, I suppose, because this makes the 
code so much easier to edit and more readable, for me anyway, than using  
(*  *) style comments.

1)  All the package demos and templates I've seen seem to be single 
cells (though that's not always very clearly stated).  Do packages have 
to be single cells?  Or can they have multiple cells, including header 
cells?

2)  How come compound expressions in these single-cell packages don't 
seem to need semicolons between the expressions?

3)  As an alternative to a package, suppose I just  want a cell in 
notebook A to execute the entirely of another notebook B, again with no 
context concerns, all symbols global, and notebooks A and B both open on 
the desktop.

What exactly do I need to put in notebook A to do this?  (I can read all 
about the NotebookCreate, NotebookWrite, NotebookFind commands -- I just 
can't find a "NotebookRun" or "NotebookExecute" command.)

Mac PB G3, OS 9.1, Mathematica 4.0.


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