fish define command


fish define s ...

Define a new FISH function. The function will be named s, and must be a valid symbol name. Tokens following are assumed to be arguments that the function will take. Please see FISH Scripting Reference. [CS: this needs ‘common-izing for use with PFC] and the ref-basicclifishtutorial.`

From here until an end statement is found, FISH syntax is expected instead of standard command processing. The FISH code is parsed into a compressed format called pseudo-code, which is what is executed by the FISH runtime. Compilation errors are reported as the statements are processed.

The pseudo-code is considered part of the model state, and so is cleared on a model new, saved with model save, and recovered with model restore.

The function s will be created as a global symbol if one does not already exist. If it already exists then it will be tagged as a function and the code will be executed whenever values are retrieved from it. Any function already defined on s will be deleted and overwritten.

Usage Example

The following example illustrates how fish define can be used.

To define a simple FISH function fred that returns a value of 4.5:

fish define fred
   fred = 4.5

To define a FISH function that takes two arguments and returns the multiplied value

fish define george(a,b)
    george = a * b