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Re: SetAttributes for entire package

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  • Subject: [mg111366] Re: SetAttributes for entire package
  • From: "Carl K. Woll" <carlw at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 06:42:47 -0400 (EDT)

On 7/28/2010 1:55 AM, Albert Retey wrote:
> Hi,
>> Is there a way to SetAttributes for all of the functions in a package?  I
>> would like them all to be Locked and ReadProtected.
> you can get a list of all symbol names in your package with:
> Names["MyContext`*"]
> using SetAttributes on that list should work alright (I haven't tested
> the following but done things like this before):
> SetAttributes[ToExpression[Names["MyContext`*"]],{ReadProtected,Locked}]
> if you have symbols that have OwnValues defined in your package, you
> might need to delete those from the list of all symbols or need to be
> more careful when creating symbols from the symbol names. You also might
> want to protect the private functions of your package, if there are any...
> hth,
> albert

An alternative is something like:

ToExpression[Names["MyContext`*"], InputForm,  Function[x, 
SetAttributes[x, {ReadProtected, Locked}], HoldAll]]

so that OwnValues aren't a problem.

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

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