Formatting a symbol without evaluating it

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109007] Formatting a symbol without evaluating it*From*: Rui <rui.rojo at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:52:51 -0400 (EDT)

In a package, I want some output to be of the form x[blabla] in TraditioanlForm. I don't want "x" to be replaced by a value in the case x is already defined. If I use "x" as a String instead of x, it doesn't format well in TraditionalForm, and same happens with HoldForm[x][blah]. I thought of wrapping x in a block but then it is part of the package context and formats with package`x[blahblah]. I've solved that issue in several ways throughout these weeks, but I'm seing it happens often, so I'd like to know a neat nice way of dealing with it.Perhaps you know some simple way to tell Mathematica "in this place, treat x as a symbol belonging to the context where it's executed, and don't evaluate iiit, just format it". Well, here's a simplistic sample code to show my general doubt: blah.m: BeginPackage[]; hoho::usage="Hello fellows"; Begin["`private`"]; hoho:=Style[ x[a+b+2 b ], Large]//TraditionalForm End[]; EndPackage[]; blah2.nb Needs["blah`"]; x=234; hoho (* I want "x(a+3b)" here. And I want that to be the output always, no matter if x has a value here, if x has a value in another part of the package, or if it's called from Global or Whatever context*) Thank you all :)