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Splice

Function: splice (<a>) Splices (interpolates) the list named by the atom <a> into an expression, but only if splice appears within buildq; otherwise, splice is treated as an undefined function. If appearing within buildq as <a> alone (without splice), <a> is substituted (not interpolated) as a list into the result. The argument of splice can only be an atom; it cannot be a literal list or an expression which yields a list.

buildq ([x: [1, %pi, z - y]], foo (splice (x)) / length (x));
 buildq ([x: [1, %pi]], "/" (splice (x)));
 matchfix ("<>", "<>");
 buildq ([x: [1, %pi, z - y]], "<>" (splice (x)));

Typically splice supplies the arguments for a function or operator. For a function f, the expression f (splice (<a>)) within buildq expands to f (<a>[1], <a>[2], <a>[3], ...). For an operator o, the expression "o" (splice (<a>) within buildq expands to "o" (<a>[1], <a>[2], <a>[3], ...), where o may be any type of operator (typically one which takes multiple arguments). Note that the operator must be enclosed in double quotes ".

Examples

          (%i1) buildq ([x: [1, %pi, z - y]], foo (splice (x)) / length (x));
                                 foo(1, %pi, z - y)
          (%o1)                -----------------------
                               length([1, %pi, z - y])
          (%i2) buildq ([x: [1, %pi]], "/" (splice (x)));
                                          1
          (%o2)                          ---
                                         %pi
          (%i3) matchfix ("<>", "<>");
          (%o3)                          <>
          (%i4) buildq ([x: [1, %pi, z - y]], "<>" (splice (x)));
          (%o4)                   <>1, %pi, z - y<>

(%o1)                                true
(%i2) 

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