Holding arguments of a family of functions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg112235] Holding arguments of a family of functions*From*: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 04:14:15 -0400 (EDT)

I am building a family of functions, parametrized by 2 variables. These functions take one argument, so i have these definitions: f[1,3][y_]:=.... f[1,2][y_]:=.... f[1,3][y_]:=... f[2,1][y_]:=.... etc. As you see it's a case of subvalues being defined. The problem is that I also require that the y argument should be held. That is the functions should have something like Attributes[f[m,n]]={HoldFirst}; But this is not acceptable to Mathematica, since Attributes only takes symbols. Even using Attributes[f]={HoldAll}; does not seem to work. So , how can i keep the argument y held?