to-link:header — ordinary primitive



>LINK ( cfa -- lfa )();


converts a pointer to the code-field (CFA) to point then to the corresponding link-field (LFA) - in some configurations this can be a very slow operation since the system might need to walk through all header-words in the system, looking for a >NAME that has the cfa and *then* returning the "N>LINK" result here - which might be none at all if the word is a :NONAME. Use always >NAME and treat this word as non-portable just like any assumption about the contents of the >LINK-field. Only in fig-mode and for traditional fig-mode programs, this word may possibly have enough extra assertions to be somewhat reliable. (and fig-mode did not know about SYNONYMs - see note at LINK>).