MathGroup Archive 2006

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Short, simple - Why doesn't it work as a function


On Nov 28, 2006, at 6:04 AM, wooks wrote:

> {#, a} & /@ {a, b, c}
>
> gives {{a, a}, {b, a}, {c, a}} which is what i want.
>
> why[x_List] := {#, a} & /@ x;
> why[{a, b, c}]
>
> gives.
>
> {{a, a}, {{b, a}, {{c, a}, {}}}}
>
> not what I want.
>
> I've checked the FullForms and they are different - why??

I cannot duplicate your results, are there other definitions of why[]  
in your notebook?

Regards,

Ssezi


  • Prev by Date: Re: Short, simple - Why doesn't it work as a function
  • Next by Date: Re: Short, simple - Why doesn't it work as a function
  • Previous by thread: Short, simple - Why doesn't it work as a function
  • Next by thread: Re: Short, simple - Why doesn't it work as a function