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Symbol Manipulation Routines

Three routines are available to define, translate and delete symbols within a program using SIC without using the SYMBOL command.


Defines a symbol of name SYMBOL (Character*(*), maximum 12 characters), translation TRANSLATION (Character*(*), maximum 132 characters). An error flag (ERROR logical) is returned if the symbol could not be defined. Any previous definition is overridden.


Obtains the current translation of a given symbol. If TRANSLATION is too short, the translation is truncated without warning or error. ERROR is returned if the symbol is undefined only.


Deletes a symbol definition. ERROR is returned if the symbol was not defined.

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