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comment All value types for a symbol?
@Scabolcs A distinct improvement in several dimensions!
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comment All value types for a symbol?
@Michael I was asked to edit my question and explain why I thought it wasn't a duplicate. I struggled a bit to express why I thought not, and you've added good clarity that the value of the question is that it adds another path to the answer, though the two paths are close. There is another point on which I now have more clarity, implied by your question, and I didn't have that clarity when I wrote my edit. That's on the difference between "closed" and "deleted." I would not object to the question's being closed, but I don't think it should be deleted if it can still help others.
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comment All value types for a symbol?
Looks like nothing has changed since V 3.0, which is remarkable. The implied bigger question was having a way to tell what all the attributes of a symbol are so that I can write programs to manipulate them (metaprogramming).
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revised Why are some option values symbols, other strings?
spelling typo
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answered All value types for a symbol?
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reviewed Edit Computation of Hankel Transform using FFT (Fourier)
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comment Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
I see. Yes, the ClearAll is most useful during development when one is rapidly changing the architecture of an API --- the various patterns you want your rules to match. That's where you get bitten by the implicit system-rules that can reorder your rules, and your lingering rules that don't get eliminated when you broaden or sharpen patterns.
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comment Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
Wouldn't the ClearAll have the declared effect if the package were read in twice? By the way, somewhere in the Wolfram docs there was a package example with Begin["Private`"] instead of Begin["`Private`"], which would seem to cause all kinds of mayhem (crosstalk amongst packages). I couldn't find it again, else I would have written an SE question about it.
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answered Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
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comment Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
Oh, duh. Not only forgetful am I, but blind, too :)
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comment Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
I wonder how you added an invisible link to this page. I see the underlined (2202), which corresponds to one of the links in the list of links in the right-hand column just below the add rectangle, but I don't see an underlined clicky in the other part of the page page corresponding to the other link in the list of links :) How do you add something to that list of links?
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accepted Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
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revised How to define UpValues in a different context from within a package
fix backtics / grave marks -- they suggested Begin["Private`"] (wrong) instead of Begin["`Private`"] (right)
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comment Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
LOL -- i guess there are many kinds of leaks -- evaluation leaks, resource leaks, MEMORY leaks :)
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comment Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?
If I read your first paragraph correctly, you're exercising a Package-development fu technique where you develop in Notebooks, create packages by automatic generation (reference, please?), and seldom if ever edit the .m package file directly?