Re: Sum of terms --> list

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg110619] Re: Sum of terms --> list*From*: Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>*Date*: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 02:39:22 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <i073se$koe$1@smc.vnet.net>

If you want to send a Mathematica expression that is already parsed, use FullForm. Even {a,b,c} needs to have some parsing, and a FullForm expression needs very little more. While List@@(a+b I) gives {a, I*b}, note that List@@(3+ 4 I) does not give {3, I*4}. This is supposed to be a feature.