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convert/package

convert an expression to a package

 Calling Sequence convert( e, 'package' )

Parameters

 e - expression

Description

 • An expression $e$ (typically a module) can be converted to a package by using the call convert( e, 'package' ). The resulting package is returned.
 • If the input expression e is already a package, then it is returned unchanged.
 • If the input expression e is a module that is not a package, it is converted, in place, to a package and returned. No other expression may be converted to a package.
 • The main purpose of this conversion is to repair modules that are intended to be packages, but have not been correctly formed because of the omission of the package option.

Examples

 > m := module()     export addSquares;         addSquares:= proc(a,b)         description "finds the sum of the squares of a and b";         a^2+b^2         end proc end module:
 > $\mathrm{addSquares}\left(2,3\right)$
 ${\mathrm{addSquares}}{}\left({2}{,}{3}\right)$ (1)
 > $m:-\mathrm{addSquares}\left(2,3\right)$
 ${13}$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{with}\left(m\right)$

 Warning, m is not a correctly formed package - option `package' is missing [addSquares]

 > $\mathrm{type}\left(m,'\mathrm{package}'\right)$
 ${\mathrm{false}}$ (3)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left(m,'\mathrm{package}'\right):$
 > $\mathrm{type}\left(m,'\mathrm{package}'\right)$
 ${\mathrm{true}}$ (4)
 > $\mathrm{with}\left(m\right);$$\mathrm{addSquares}\left(2,3\right)$
 $\left[{\mathrm{addSquares}}\right]$
 ${13}$ (5)