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5.7 Online Help

Online help is provided by the following functions.

— Function: help &optional symbol

help with no arguments prints a greeting message to ECL beginners. help with a symbol argument prints the documentation associated with the symbol.

— Function: help* string &optional package

Prints the documentation associated with those symbols in the specified package whose print names contain string as substring. string may be a symbol, in which case the print name of that symbol is used. package is optional and defaults to the LISP package. If package is (), then all packages are searched.