Language Features

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At the moment, the following sections describe only those language features that are New or Enhanced relative to the Extended APL Standard, or that deserve special comment.

Contents

Syntax

Primitive functions

Primitive operators

Datatypes

System Commands

System Commands provide features to the user of the APL system, separate from actual workspaces, variables or APL operators. These provide such features as accessing files, saving a workspace, and exiting the APL interpreter. The commands are not case sensitive, so )IN and )in do the same thing.

NARS2000 currently has the following system commands:

)CLEAR Start a new session manager window with an empty workspace
)CLOSE
)COPY
)DROP
)EDIT Create a new function in the workspace or edit an existing function
)ERASE Delete a variable or function in the current workspace
)EXIT Close down the interpreter and exit the program. Same as )OFF
)FNS
)FOP Display both functions and operators. Same as )FOPS
)FOPS
)IN
)INASCII    
)LIB
)LAOD Alternative spelling of )LOAD
)LOAD Load an existing workspace
)NEWTAB
)NMS
)OFF Close down the interpreter and exit the program. Same as )EXIT
)OPEN
)OPS
)OUT
)RESET
)SAVE Save the current workspace
)SVAE Alternative spelling for )SAVE
)SI workspace State Indicator
)SIC State Indicator Clear
)SINL
)ULIB
)VARS
)XLOAD
)WSID
 

System Variables and Functions

System Variables (A value may be assigned to these except for ⎕DM)
ALX CT DM DT ELX FC FEATURE FPC IC IO
LX PP PR PW RL SA WSID
Niladic System Functions (a value cannot be assigned to these)
A AV EM ET LC NNAMES NNUMS SYSID SYSVER T
TC TCBEL TCBS TCESC TCFF TCHT TCLF TCNL TCNUL TS
WA
Monadic or dyadic system functions (a value cannot be assigned to these)
AT CR DC DL DR EA EC ERROR ES EX
FMT FX MF NAPPEND NC NCREATE NERASE NINFO NL NLOCK
NREAD NRENAME NREPLACE NRESIZE NSIZE NTIE NUNTIE STOP TF TRACE
UCS VR
Note that quad functions and variables are case insensitive