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Re: Retrieving orphaned code

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  • Subject: [mg109052] Re: Retrieving orphaned code
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:51:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <hps1gg$6mk$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

> 
> 
> I seem to have accidentally 'orphaned' three functions i built .
> 
> That is, the code is still active in memory, and the function name  
> shows in black and displays its intended data ; however, the file's  
> copies of the functions' source-code have been modified and recompiled  
> under different names, for different purposes .
> 
> Is there a way to retrieve function source-code in Mathematica ?
> 

If they are not ReadProtected it is easy:

Information[functionname]

If you don't use UpValues or SubValues, this will also give the function
definitions:

DownValues[functionname]


hth,

albert


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