## WeBWorK Main Forum

### Re: changing the behavior of Compute

by Davide Cervone -
Number of replies: 0
This is explicitly not what Compute() is designed to do. The purpose of Compute() is to produce the constant object that the formula parses to, if it is constant, and a formula otherwise. If you always want a formula, the correct thing to use is Formula(), not Compute() (as you point out you can do).

Perhaps you can override both the Formula and the List default list-checker?