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  • Subject: [mg20630] $PreRead
  • From: "N Monomachoff" <nmonomachoff at>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 02:13:39 -0500
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Section 2.13.1 of the Mathematica Book, v3 gives:

In[1]:=$PreRead = StringReplace[#, {"<<" -> "{", ">>" -> "}"}]&

And now, supposedly


But when I try this, I get an "Incomplete expression" error.
I even get that error when I try to remove the value with


This would be quite a useful function if I could get it to work.
Does anyone have suggestions? I'm using on win98.

N Monomachoff
nmonomachoff at

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