AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for COMPRESS in 31DEC18



As of Tue Jan 16 9:58:20 2018



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COMPRESS
Type: Pseudoverb           (ONLY command on the input line)
Use:  Can be used to recover unused memory space in the POPS
      vocabulary and procedure areas.  When you edit a procedure or read
      it in a second time with a RUN file, space is lost.  In
      particular, one does a RUN NEWPARMS to get new symbols.  The
      COMPRESS pseudoverb must be the only command on the line and
      can now appear in RUN files.  It writes out all user-developed or
      user-loaded procedures (except NEWPARMS) and all adverb values to
      a text file.  Then it does a RESTORE 0 and then, effectively, a
      RUN on the text file, recompiling all procedures and resetting all
      adverb values.  This pseudoverb can be (should be) used instead of
      RUN NEWPARMS therefore.  The RESTORE 0 area is now maintained
      by the "Midnight Job" and so should always be correct.

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