Re: Replacement Rule with Sqrt in denominator

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg114661] Re: Replacement Rule with Sqrt in denominator*From*: Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com>*Date*: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 05:42:07 -0500 (EST)

> It's a consequence of two very simple considerations: > > 1. Pattern matching works on FullForm. > > 2. Pattern matching can't split atoms. > > What's so hard about this? Of course there's nothing hard about it. Except that it took 30+ messages in this thread to clarify this point. Nowhere in ref/ReplaceAll or in tutorial/ApplyingTransformationRules is there any mention of FullForm. Themis