length


Name:
length - counts elements of a container object
Synopsis:
proc/literal/array/string/dict length -> int  
Examples:
 
(Hello world!) length --> 12
{(Hello world!) ==} length --> 2
Description:
 
length counts type-dependent elements, e.g. characters of a string,
entries of a dictonary, number of command of a procedure.

Alternatives: Functions length_p, length_lp, length_a, length_s,
length_d (documented:SeeAlso)

Parameters:
 
One of the types proc, literal, array, string, dict
Returns integer with number of elements.
Bugs:
 
Author:
Gewaltig, Diesmann  
FirstVersion:
??  
SeeAlso: Source:
/home/nest/work/nest-2.14.0/lib/sli/sli-init.sli