Re: Inheriting options - is there a way?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg90747] Re: Inheriting options - is there a way?*From*: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>*Date*: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 06:38:41 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <g6446i$dio$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, > Is there a way to define a function so that it will inherit all the options - > or a spcified subset of the options - of some other function - either another user defined function or a built-in Mathematica function - without explicity having to define all the optoins that are inherited? The following will make f inherit all options of Plot and the default values that are set at the time this is executed: Options[f]=Options[Plot] Test: f[OptionsPattern[]]:=OptionValue[Ticks] f[Ticks->None] One could try to use SetDelayed (:=) so that the defaults for f's options reflect the current settings of Plot, but this works only until one does a SetOptions[f,...]. To make the behaviour more consistent in that case would require some extra work... hth, albert