Global variable holding a (possibly empty) prg body, which will be executed when a SIGHUP signal is sent to the current process. See also alarm, sigio, *Winch, *Sig[12], *TStp[12] and *Term.
: (de *Hup (msg 'SIGHUP))
-> *Hup
Prefix class for +relations, typically +Link or +Joint. In essence, this maintains an local database in the referred object. See also Database.
(rel sup (+Hook +Link) (+Sup))   # Supplier
(rel nr (+Key +Number) sup)      # Item number, unique per supplier
(rel dsc (+Ref +String) sup)     # Item description, indexed per supplier
Prefix class for +index relations. It maintains both a normal (global) index, and an object-local index in the corresponding +Hook object. See also Database.
(rel nm (+Hook2 +IdxFold +String) 3 shop)       # Global and shop-local index
(h) -> flg
(Debug mode only) Edits the history in memory with Vip. Returns T if Vip was exited with "x" and NIL if exited with "q". See also history and vi.
: (h)    # Edit history
-> T     # "x"
(has 'any) -> lst
(Debug mode only) Returns a list of all internal symbols which have the value any. See also who, can, what and dep.
: +
-> 270310
: (has 270310)
-> (+ @)
: meth
-> 267259
: (has 267259)
-> (@ js> dec> inc> upd> ele> log> chk> val> del> rel> all> url> zap> clr> str> has>
(hash 'any) -> cnt
Generates a 16-bit number (1-65536) from any, suitable as a hash value for various purposes, like randomly balanced idx structures. See also cache, enum, rev and seed.
: (hash 0)
-> 1
: (hash 1)
-> 55682
: (hash "abc")
-> 8986
(hax 'num) -> sym
(hax 'sym) -> num
Converts a number num to a string in hexadecimal/alpha notation, or a hexadecimal/alpha formatted string to a number. The digits are represented with '@' (zero) and the letters 'A' - 'O' (from "alpha" to "omega"). This format is used internally for the names of external symbols. See also hex, bin and oct.
: (hax 7)
-> "G"
: (hax 16)
-> "A@"
: (hax 255)
-> "OO"
: (hax "A")
-> 1
(hd 'sym ['cnt]) -> NIL
(Debug mode only) Displays a hexadecimal dump of the file given by sym, limited to cnt lines. See also proc.
:  (hd "lib.l" 4)
00000000  23 20 32 33 64 65 63 30 39 61 62 75 0A 23 20 28  # 23dec09abu.# (
00000010  63 29 20 53 6F 66 74 77 61 72 65 20 4C 61 62 2E  c) Software Lab.
00000020  20 41 6C 65 78 61 6E 64 65 72 20 42 75 72 67 65   Alexander Burge
00000030  72 0A 0A 28 64 65 20 74 61 73 6B 20 28 4B 65 79  r..(de task (Key
-> NIL
(head 'cnt|lst 'lst) -> lst
Returns a new list made of the first cnt elements of lst. If cnt is negative, it is added to the length of lst. If the first argument is a lst, head is a predicate function returning that argument list if it is equal to the head of the second argument, and NIL otherwise. See also tail and pre?.
: (head 3 '(a b c d e f))
-> (a b c)
: (head 0 '(a b c d e f))
-> NIL
: (head 10 '(a b c d e f))
-> (a b c d e f)
: (head -2 '(a b c d e f))
-> (a b c d)
: (head '(a b c) '(a b c d e f))
-> (a b c)
Pilog predicate that succeeds if the first (string) argument is a prefix of the string representation of the result of applying the get algorithm to the following arguments. Typically used as filter predicate in select/3 database queries. See also pre?, isa/2, same/3, bool/3, range/3, fold/3, part/3 and tolr/3.
: (?
   @Nm "Muller"
   @Tel "37"
   (select (@CuSu)
      ((nm +CuSu @Nm) (tel +CuSu @Tel))
      (tolr @Nm @CuSu nm)
      (head @Tel @CuSu tel) )
   (val @Name @CuSu nm)
   (val @Phone @CuSu tel) )
 @Nm="Muller" @Tel="37" @CuSu={C3} @Name="Miller" @Phone="37 4773 82534"
-> NIL
(heap 'flg) -> cnt
Returns the total size of the cell heap space in megabytes. If flg is non-NIL, the size of the currently free space is returned. See also stack and gc.
: (gc 4)
-> 4
: (heap)
-> 5
: (heap T)
-> 4
(hear 'cnt) -> cnt
Uses the file descriptor cnt as an asynchronous command input channel. Any executable list received via this channel will be executed in the background. As this mechanism is also used for inter-family communication (see tell), hear is usually only called explicitly by a top level parent process.
: (call 'mkfifo "fifo/cmd")
-> T
: (hear (open "fifo/cmd"))
-> 3
(help 'sym ['flg]) -> sym
(Debug mode only) Dumps the reference documentation for sym to the current output channel. If flg is non-NIL, the examples are dumped too. See also Function Reference and doc.
: (help 'car)
(car 'var) -> any

List access: Returns the value of var if it is a symbol, or the first element if
it is a list. See also cdr and c..r.

-> car

: (help 'car T)
(car 'var) -> any

List access: Returns the value of var if it is a symbol, or the first element if
it is a list. See also cdr and c..r.

: (car (1 2 3 4 5 6))
-> 1

-> car
(here ['sym]) -> sym
Echoes the current input stream until sym is encountered, or until end of file. See also echo.
$ cat hello.l
(html 0 "Hello" "lib.css" NIL
   (<h2> NIL "Hello")
   (here) )
<p>This is a test.</p>

$ pil @lib/http.l @lib/xhtml.l hello.l
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: PicoLisp
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:41:27 GMT
Cache-Control: max-age=0
Cache-Control: no-cache
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://:/lib.css" type="text/css"/>
<p>This is a test.</p>
(hex 'num ['num]) -> sym
(hex 'sym) -> num
Converts a number num to a hexadecimal string, or a hexadecimal string sym to a number. In the first case, if the second argument is given, the result is separated by spaces into groups of such many digits. See also bin, oct, hax and format.
: (hex 273)
-> "111"
: (hex "111")
-> 273
: (hex 1234567 4)
-> "12 D687"
(history ['lst]) -> lst
When called without argument, history returns the current readline(3) history. lst is a list of strings. Otherwise, the history is set to lst. See also Invocation.
: (+ 1 2 3)
-> 6
: (history)
-> ("(+ 1 2 3)" "(history)")
(host 'any) -> sym
Returns the hostname corresponding to the given IP address. See also *Adr.
: (host "")
-> "www.leo.org"