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Re: Problem with matching.


F[{___,a_,___}]F[{___,a_,___}]//FullForm

Power[F[List[BlankNullSequence[],Pattern[a,Blank[]],BlankNullSequence[]]],2]

The two terms on the LHS of the rule are identical so they are multiplied to 
form F^2.  Use the following:

F[{x,2,c}]F[{x,1,f}]/.F[{___,a_,___}]F[{___,b_,___}]/;a==b:>yes

yes


Bob Hanlon

> 
> From: Josef Karthauser <joe at tao.org.uk>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Date: 2005/02/02 Wed PM 06:10:51 EST
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg53913] [mg53907] Problem with matching.
> 
> Can someone tell me why this doesn't match?
> 
> F[{x, 2, c}]F[{x, 1, f}] /. F[{___, a_, ___}]F[{___, a_, ___}] :> yes
> 
> I'm expecting 'yes' to be returned if any of the list arguments to F[]
> contain the same value.  It doesn't match however; what am I doing
> wrong?
> 
> Thanks,
> Joe
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