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DeveloperContextFreeForm and local symbols in packages

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  • Subject: [mg116565] DeveloperContextFreeForm and local symbols in packages
  • From: "E. Martin-Serrano" <eMartinSerrano at telefonica.net>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 05:24:42 -0500 (EST)

Hi,



On 2003, I sent to MathGroup the question whose answer is in the link below.



http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2003/Jun/msg00146.html



The idea was to remove the description of the context of local variables in
packages (the syntactical sugar, I said in that post), as to make clearer
the definitions inside the private context of packages, which really makes
obscure these definitions.



With the answer given in the link to me question, I wrote a trivial function
which made the trick as follows,



FullSymbolInfo[s_Symbol]:=Module[{d=FullDefinition[s]//Developer`ContextFree
Form},If[d==Null,Print["Symbol '"<>ToString[s]<>"' not defined"],d]]



The idea was *Developer`ContextFreeForm* applied to the (full) definition of
the symbols in the private context, but now without the
Developer`ContextFreeForm* facility available, the function does not work
any more (I think it worked up to the version 6).



I have unsuccessfully tried to find a substitution for it, (for the
*Developer`ContextFreeForm* command) might someone in the group come up with
an alternative? The function *FullSymbolInfo[s_Symbol]* used to be very
useful.



Cheers.



E. Martin-Serrano



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