[Maxima] Sanitize is not fool proof (yet) .Sanitize2 seems to work as advertized.
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jan 2 09:37:42 CST 2007
> > Are you aware that of the syntax f('x):=... creates a function which
> > does not evaluate x when called?
> No, but I did know about f(x)::= which is the same I presume.
No, it is not the same. ::= defines a *macro* which is re-evaluated.
Macros are a powerful mechanism which should be used sparingly and
Quoted arguments, in my opinion, are almost never a good idea. They
make for "convenience" in the short run at the cost of complications
in the long run.
I agree with Michel that getting clean general semantics is the right
solution, however, I am not sure it is as straightforward as something
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