pointer, pointer, target [, /subroutine, /function,
If no keywords are specified, then this routine makes named variable
pointer point at
target, which may be an
expression as long as it evaluates to a named variable. If
pointer is a pointer (class
transfer) already, then
its old link is broken before the new link to
If one or more keywords are specified, then
target must be
a string containing the name of the intended target symbol.
/subroutine indicates that the target is a subroutine,
/function that it is a function, and
/main that it is a
variable at the main execution level.
/internal modifies the
/function: it indicates that
the target is an internal function or subroutine. If
is not specified, then the target is a user-defined (but not necessarily
already compiled) subroutine or function.
See also: symbol