Re: Passing function arguments as lists of replacement rules

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg104675] Re: Passing function arguments as lists of replacement rules*From*: Yves Klett <yves.klett at googlemail.com>*Date*: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 06:43:08 -0500 (EST)*References*: <hd0t9j$82h$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, affirmative. A good and sometimes very handy approach for complex and/or moving targets (if performance is not an issue, because of the replacement overhead). Very much related to the general options mechanism. Regards, Yves dnquark schrieb: > I wish to (a) avoid having to pass a dozen parameters to a function > and have to deal with remembering which goes where and (b) retain the > flexibility in terms of adding new parameters. It seems that a good > solution would be to pass my parameters as a structure with named > fields (this is how I do it in another system). In Mathematica, I came up > with something like this: > > foo[paramList_] := Module[{a,b,c}, > {a,b,c} = {"a","b","c"}/.paramList; > {a,b,c} > ] > sample usage: e.g. foo[{"a"->1,"b"->2}] > > My question to the group: is this a good solution? Are there better > ways to achieve my goals?.. > Thanks, > --Leo >