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The init file


When NESL is started, it loads the file .nesl (if it exists) from your home directory. This file should be in the same format as any NESL file--it can contain definitions as well as top-level commands. It is typically used to modify environment defaults such as the preferred configuration (set config) , memory size (set memory_size)  , editor (set editor) , and maximum print length for sequences returned at the top level (set print_length)  . These commands are all described later in this manual.

Guy Blelloch
Tue Nov 28 18:37:09 EST 1995