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ToString[Hold[a]] gives Hold[a]

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  • Subject: [mg21759] ToString[Hold[a]] gives Hold[a]
  • From: Bill Marks <bmarks at>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:56:40 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How to convert to string a symbol that already has a value?

One way would be to find  a wrapper for which
ToString[Wrapper[a]]   ->  a

For example
a = 3;
ToString[Hold[a]] -> Hold[a]


Bill Marks

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