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HELP

(language, robotics)
DEA. A Language for industrial robots.

HELP

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(Help Est un Lisp Paresseux - Help Is a Lazy Lisp). A lazy version of Scheme with strictness annotations, by Thomas Schiex <schiex@europe.cert.fr>.

help

On-screen instruction regarding the use of a program. There is always a Help menu in today's operating systems and applications. On Windows PCs, pressing F1 is the de facto standard for getting help. See context sensitive help.
References in classic literature ?
When at last he was made fast and seemed quite helpless and beyond the faintest hope of succour, Rokoff's shrivelled wart of courage swelled to its usual proportions when danger was not present.
Do you know, I was really fond of poor Dick--George, I suppose I should say--just as I would have been fond of a helpless child who depended on me for everything.
Tollmidge and her children, "thrown helpless on the mercy of the world." Lady Lydiard stood by the table with her eyes on those lines, and saw but too plainly the direction in which they pointed--the direction of her check-book.
Now that I have him helpless, helpless he shall remain.
To think that my love lay helpless there in the hands of those wretches; and to think that her lover lay helpless here in the supervision of this vile virago!
Mercy raised one helpless hand, and laid her fingers on the wrist.
"O God," Adam groaned, as he leaned on the table and looked blankly at the face of the watch, "and men have suffered like this before...and poor helpless young things have suffered like her....Such a little while ago looking so happy and so pretty...kissing 'em all, her grandfather and all of 'em, and they wishing her luck....O my poor, poor Hetty...dost think on it now?"
I have said this was the worst thing possible for me, for helpless as she looked in this situation, with the canvas cracking like cannon and the blocks trundling and banging on the deck, she still continued to run away from me, not only with the speed of the current, but by the whole amount of her leeway, which was naturally great.
Princess Mary was sitting helpless and bewildered in the large sitting room, when Rostov was shown in.
Then you will understand how helpless you are to alter by ever so little the existing state of things, and it will trouble you less."
Here, Lenerengo was helpless. Into the canoe house of the stags no Mary might venture.
"And I saw for myself last night that he had left you helpless."