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Prints a list of all the top-level commands, as shown in Figure 1. The command ? (with or without a terminating semicolon) has the same effect.

describe funname; 
This gives a description of function funname, including the documentation from the manual [1].

apropos name; 
This prints the names of all the NESL functions and variables that contain the string name in either their name or their documentation string.

show code funname; 
This displays the NESL code for function funname. Code cannot be shown for primitive functions.

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