Failure to convert certain symbols to InputForm when using when using AutoGeneratedPackage->True

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg79957] Failure to convert certain symbols to InputForm when using when using AutoGeneratedPackage->True*From*: "Andrew Moylan" <andrew.j.moylan at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 05:29:24 -0400 (EDT)

Create a new notebook and type the following into a Code (Alt+8) cell: Integrate[x, {x, 0, 1}] Sum[x, {x, 0, 1}] Now select the cell and convert it to StandardForm (Ctrl+Shift+N). The special integral and summation symbols, together with two-dimensional under- and overscripts, and super- and subscripts, appear. (As an alternative to the above, you could simply type the StandardForm directly using two-dimensional input.) Now save the notebook somewhere. When prompted to create an auto-save package, choose to create one. Examine the resulting .m file. It contains these lines: \!\( \*SubsuperscriptBox[\(\[Integral]\), \(0\), \(1\)]\(x \[DifferentialD]x\)\) \!\( \*UnderoverscriptBox[\(\[Sum]\), \(x = 0\), \(1\)]x\) They have not been converted to InputForm (which is normally the case for auto-generated package files as of version 6); they have been left as boxes! Here is what I expected to see in the automatically generated .m file: Integrate[x, {x,0,1}] Sum[x, {x,0,1}] Why is it that StandardForm integrals and sums are left as uninterpreted boxes instead of being converted to InputForm?