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Introduction

This page lists Object Icon's builtin keywords.

&ascii

&ascii : c

The cset of ascii characters.

&clock

&clock : s

The current time of day, for example "15:38:27".

&cset

&cset : c

The cset of all 8-bit characters.

&current

&current : C

The current co-expression

&date

&date : s

The current date in the formay "yyyy/mm/dd"; for example "2009/11/06".

&dateline

&dateline : s

The current date and time, for example "Friday, November 6, 2009 3:38 pm".

&digits

&digits : c

The cset of digits 0-9

&dump

&dump : i

If non-zero, causes dump on termination

&errorcoexpr

&errorcoexpr : C

The co-expression which caused the run-time error.

&errornumber

&errornumber : i

Run-time error number

&errortext

&errortext : s

Run-time error message text

&errorvalue

&errorvalue : x

Run-time error offending value

&fail

&fail

Simply fails.

&features

&features : s1,s2,...,sn

Generate a sequence of strings describing implementation features

&file

&file : s

The current source code file name

&handler

&error : C

If non-null, non-fatal run-time errors are handled by invoking this co-expression, whilst setting, setting &errorcoexpr, &errornumber, &errortext and &errorvalue.

&host

&host : s

A string identifying the host computer

&lcase

&lcase : c

The cset of lower case letters a-z

&letters

&letters : c

The cset of all letters A-Za-z

&level

&level : i

The level of current procedure call

&line

&line : i

The current source code line number

&main

&main : C

The main co-expression

&maxlevel

&maxlevel : i

The maximum allowed procedure call depth, ie the maximum allowed value of &level.

&no

&no : n

A constant for representing "false", "off" etc. It has the null value

&null

&null : n

The null value

&pos

&pos : i

String scanning position

&progname

&progname : s

The file name of the executing program

&random

&random : i

Random number seed

&source

&source : C

The activator of current co-expression

&subject

&subject : s

String scanning subject

&time

&time : i

Current run time in milliseconds

&trace

&trace : i

If non-zero, trace procedure calls

&ucase

&ucase : c

The cset of upper case letters A-Z

&uset

&uset : c

The cset of all unicode codepoints

&version

&version : s

String describing the version of Object Icon

&why

&why : s

Reason for failure

&yes

&yes

A constant for representing "true", "on" etc. It is the only value of a builtin type.

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