Miscellaneous CommandsΒΆ

Some operations, including the type checker, can be made more verbose by giving the command:

atlas> set verbose

which remains in effect until a subsequent command:

atlas> set quiet

is given.

One can ask the state of all known identifiers by typing:

atlas> showall

which prints the type and value of every defined function and variable. If one just needs to know the type of one expression, one can type:

atlas> whattype expr

This performs type analysis of the expression and prints the result, but does not evaluate anything. Overloaded function names by themselves are not a valid expressions, so this form cannot be used to find out function overloading. However by suffixing a question mark to the command, it will print the types of all overloads of the given (function or operator) symbol:

atlas> whattype + ?
Overloaded instances of +
  (int,int)->int
  (rat,int)->rat
  (rat,rat)->rat
  (vec,vec)->vec
  (ratvec,ratvec)->ratvec
  (mat,int)->mat
  (int,mat)->mat
  (mat,mat)->mat
  (Split,Split)->Split
  (ParamPol,Param)->ParamPol
  (ParamPol,(Split,Param))->ParamPol
  (ParamPol,[(Split,Param)])->ParamPol
  (ParamPol,ParamPol)->ParamPol
  (string,string)->string
  (string,int)->string
  (int,string)->string
  (string,(int,int))->string
  Split->int

Finally when you get tired of using atlas, type:

atlas> quit
Bye.