Re: meaning of a "*" in search string?
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- Subject: [mg56921] Re: meaning of a "*" in search string?
- From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 03:42:26 -0400 (EDT)
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The wild card "*" in Names[..] stands for any string in the current
refers to any name in the context: SignalProcessing`Analog
refers to any name in any context 1 level below the context
> I have thought that a "*" is a wild card for string matching,
> which is supposed to match anything including the empty string?
> Then, can someone explain why `* does not produce
> anything But `*`* does below?
> The above makes no sense to me at all. This is the
> help on Names:
> Names["string"] gives a list of the names of
> symbols which match the string.
> so, then means the string "abs`*" should generate a result,
> if the string "abc`*`*" does , which it did !
> Does Mathematica uses a different definition of the "*" for
> string matching than the one we learned in school?
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