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Re: Releasing several Holds simultaneously

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  • Subject: [mg82275] Re: [mg82248] Releasing several Holds simultaneously
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 03:48:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200710160727.DAA08807@smc.vnet.net> <CEB61950-22A8-40B0-8215-045B159914FD@mimuw.edu.pl> <00b501c80fdc$bfb60ce0$8f01a8c0@moose>

Yes, but there is nothing wrong with that. Identity[1] will always  
evaluate to 1 (in practically no time). In fact, I can see no good  
reason for using SetDelayed rather than Set in code like this.

Andrzej Kozlowski



On 16 Oct 2007, at 19:10, Andrew Moylan wrote:

> Ah yes Hold->Identity was the other thing I tried. I guess I was  
> put off by
> then having a defined like this:
>
> ?a
>>> Global`a
>>> a:=Identity[1]
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrzej Kozlowski [mailto:akoz at mimuw.edu.pl]
> Sent: Tuesday, 16 October 2007 7:58 PM
> To: Andrew Moylan
> Cc: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: Re: [mg82248] Releasing several Holds simultaneously
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> On 16 Oct 2007, at 16:27, Andrew Moylan wrote:
>
>> Hold[a := Hold[1]]
>>
>> How can I release both of these Holds (and thus execute a:=1)
>> simultaneously?
>>
>> ReleaseHold[%] doesn't work; it evaluates a := Hold[1] before the
>> other hold is removed.
>>
>> % /. Hold[x_]:>x does the same thing, because /. only matches once  
>> per
>> part.
>>
>>
>   Hold[a := Hold[1]] /. Hold -> Identity
>
> a
> 1
>
> Andrzej Kozlowski
>



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