Re: something nice I found today, return multiple values from a function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113118] Re: something nice I found today, return multiple values from a function*From*: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>*Date*: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:40:51 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <i927an$3io$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, > Opps, I was in middle of editing and pasted earlier version, here is the > final version: > > ------------------ > getPointCoordinates[x_, y_] := Module[{}, {x -> 10, y -> 7}] > > p = getPointCoordinates[x, y]; > x = x /. p; > y = y /. p; > > Print["x=", x] > Print["y=", y] > > x=10 > y=7 > 1) I think it has been mentioned in another post today: Module with an empty list is just an elaborate noop: You better just say: getPointCoordinates[x_, y_] := {x -> 10, y -> 7} 2) you also might like this: makepoint[p_Symbol,xx_,yy_]:=(p[x]=xx;p[y]=yy; p); makepoint[p,10,7] p@x p@y hth, albert