NARGS(III)                   5/10/73                   NARGS(III)


     nargs - argument count


     nargs( )


     Nargs returns the number of actual  parameters  supplied  by

     the caller of the routine which calls nargs.

     The argument count is accurate only when none of the  actual

     parameters  is  float  or  double.  Such parameters count as

     four arguments instead of one.


     As indicated.  Also, this routine does not work (and  cannot

     be  made  to work) in programs with separated I and D space.

     Altogether it is  best  to  avoid  using  this  routine  and

     depend, for example, on passing an explicit argument count.