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information about an object

describe X: OBJECT

This command gives some information about the object X . For instance, if X is a CoCoA-5 function, it prints out the definition, and if X is a package name (prefixed with a $ ), it prints out the exported names.

/**/  Define succ(N) Return N+1; EndDefine;
/**/  describe succ;
Define succ(N) Return N+1 EndDefine

/**/  describe $latex;
The package $latex exports the following names:
* LaTeX
* latex

The package $latex also has the following non-exported members: