*PUSH

This command is accepted for compatibility with earlier versions of PP. Use unique names for PP objects.

VERY IMPORTANT: text contents are not preserved with this command.

The *PUSH command saves the current index values on the next available level of the stack. There are 20 levels available, and a *PUSH to a 21st gives rise to an error.

*PUSH can work selectively, saving only some of the indices, allowing the others to be overwritten.

Note that the values of the indices are not altered by the *PUSH command.

The next occurrence of a *POP command will cause the saved values to be restored.

Examples:

[*push]

[*push Loop,LoopA,LoopB]

Here is an example of the use of *PUSH and *POP

in the main stp file -

[*do lpLoop=1:4] [*insert filex.stp] [*end lpLoop]

in FILEX.STP -

[*push]

[*do lpLoop=1:8]

[*set Start = (lpLoop*8)-7]

...

[*end lpLoop]

[*pop]

With the *PUSH and *POP the insert file can use any PP indices without altering their values in the main set-up file. In this example the index Loop in the insert file does not affect the loop in set-up above.