AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for CLRTEMP in 31DEC18



As of Sun Jul 22 6:13:44 2018


CLRTEMP: verb to clear up temporary literal space in procedures

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CLRTEMP
Type:  Verb
Use:   To clear most of the temporary literal space.  The POPS
       language processor uses a "temporay literal" space in the
       K array to hold numeric and character constants read in
       and to hold the intermediate results of character
       functions such as CHAR and !! (concatenate).  In normal
       modes, the area provided for this is way more than can be
       used.  However, it is possible in procedures that do
       character manipulations repetitively (i.e., in loops) to
       use up this space causing a "BLEW CORE" or now a "BLEW
       TEMP C" error termination.  The verb CLRTEMP asserts that
       all contents of the temporary literal area added since
       the input line (i.e. procedure) was put into execution
       are no longer needed and may be cleared.  Cautious use of
       this verb should allow reasonable procedures to run until
       normal completion.
Adverbs:   none.

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