Language Commands

5.9.1 Language Commands

[def] [for] [repeat]


name value def -

This operator assigns the value value to the name name.


initial step final instructions for -

This operator repeats the instructions a number of times depending on the first three arguments. Before the instructions are executed the first time, initial is pushed onto the stack. Thereafter, initial + increment * "times through loop" is pushed on the stack before each execution. This continues untill the amount to be pushed on the stack would exceed final.


count instructions repeat -

The repeat operator repeats the instructions for count times.

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