AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for WHILE in 31DEC18



As of Wed Jul 18 23:59:03 2018



HELP SECTION

WHILE
Type:  Pseudoverb  -  procedures only
Use:   To establish a section of code that will be repeated
       until a certain codition becomes false.

Grammar:  WHILE condition ; statement1;... ; END
       where condition is a logical statement, either a relation
       using =, <=, >=, <>, &, ! or a logical variable.  The
       Used in procedures only.

       Statementi are AIPS statements.  These statements may not
       have an omittted optional immediate numeric argument.  Such
       statements depend on the POPS stack being empty in the absence
       of the argument.  But the FOR loop uses the stack for the
       'fini' and 'increment' values and so the stack is not empty.
       Thus TVON with no argument will see a non-empty stack and
       assume that it is getting an immediate argument from the stack.
       Use in this case TVON(2**(TVCHAN-1)) inside your loop.

       Verbs of this sort include EHEX, GROFF, GRON, HUEWEDGE,
       IMWEDGE, REHEX, TVOFF, TVON, TVWEDGE.

Example:  WHILE X <> 0;  X = X - 1; PRINT X; END
       This example will continue to decrement and print X until
       X is equal to zero.

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