symbol


Name:
symbol -   read a symbol from a string
Synopsis:
string symbol -> post any true  
false

Examples:
 
(1 2 hello) symbol -> true 1 (2 hello)
({1 2 add}) symbol -> true /BeginProcedureSymbol (1 2 add})

Description:
reads a symbol from a string  and  
pushes true, the extracted symbol, and the remainder
of the string. In contrast to the function token,
procedures are not assembled but the individual symbols
are returned. This enables the implementation of
alternative parsers.

Author:
Diesmann  
FirstVersion:
100107  
SeeAlso: Source:
/home/graber/work-nest/nest-git/nest-simulator/lib/sli/typeinit.sli