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


Works fine here.

$Version

5.2 for Mac OS X (June 20, 2005)

why[x_List] := {#, a} & /@ x; 
why[{a, b, c}]

{{a,a},{b,a},{c,a}}


Bob Hanlon

---- wooks <wookiz at hotmail.com> 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??
> 


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