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N_PARAMS

N_PARAMS

The N_PARAMS function returns the number of parameters used in calling an IDL procedure or function. This function is only useful within IDL procedures or functions. User-written procedures and functions can use N_PARAMS to determine if they were called with optional parameters.

Note: In the case of object method procedures and functions, the SELF argument is not counted by N_PARAMS.

Syntax


Result = N_PARAMS()

Return Value


Returns the number of non-keyword parameters.

Arguments


None. This function always returns the number of parameters that were used in calling the procedure or function from which N_PARAMS is called.

Keywords


None.

Version History


Original

Introduced

See Also


KEYWORD_SET



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