NeturalMath Language Definition and Syntax

The import keyword

The import keyword opens a NeturalMath file and evaluates its contents. This has the effect of executing the code in another file inline within the current executing code. If the file being imported has already been imported into the current domain, or one of its ancestor domains, and excpetion will be thrown unless the /a modifier is used.

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The general syntax for the import keyword is as follows:

import [/a] [/s] filepath


There are several options which may be used with the import keyword to modify its behavior. These options are specified in the form of command-line arguments.


The /a option allows a file to be safely called from a domain, even if it has already been loaded in that, or a parent domain. If the import target has already been loaded, the import statement will be ignored by the system.
import myfile.math

// next line throws an exception
import myfile.math

// next line is correct
import /a myfile.math


The /s option causes print and printf statements to be ignored when loading the file. This allows a file to be loaded without any messages being displayed to the console.
// Contents of myfile.math

x = 10
print x

:> // import file without the /s option
:> import myfile.math

:>print x + 2


:> // import file with the /s option
:> import /s myfile.math
:>print x + 2



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Last edited Oct 16, 2010 at 5:06 PM by zanethorn, version 7


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