How to remove Dot?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72754] How to remove Dot?*From*: "zac" <replicatorzed at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 05:18:17 -0500 (EST)

Dear Group, Consider the following code: {1, 2}.{4, 5} Dot[{1, 2}, {4, 5}] Unprotect[System`Dot]; Remove[System`Dot]; {1, 2}.{4, 5} Dot[{1, 2}, {4, 5}] On my system (Mathematica 5.2) the symbol "Dot" is extensively removed, however the "." operator still works and cannot be suppressed to make a vector product. How should I solve this situation? Furthermore, entering "\[Dot]" does not result in the "." character, as eg. "\[CenterDot]" would do. Is the dot character protected on some higher level? Istvan Zachar