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Re: HoldForm[1*2*3] should give 1 x 2 x 3 not 2 x 3

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  • Subject: [mg96846] Re: HoldForm[1*2*3] should give 1 x 2 x 3 not 2 x 3
  • From: yatesd at mac.com
  • Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:53:55 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <go31o6$ffv$1@smc.vnet.net>

I think the answer is probably hinted at in the help to HoldComplete
(which holds more than HoldForm, but still displays the behaviour you
have mentioned).

"HoldComplete affects only evaluation; input transformations are still
applied:"

Times[1,2,3] -> Times[2,3] is likely an "input transformation" rather
than an evaluation


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