Obsolete Pointer Functions
h.this_node(x) h.this_node(x, sec=section)
Return a pointer (coded as a double) to the segment of section that contains location x. If no section is specified, it uses the currently accessed section; see
cas(). If you wish to compute a segment number index where 1 is the first nonzero area segment and
nsegis the last nonzero area segment of the currently accessed section corresponding to position x use the hoc function
This function is useless and should be removed.
Return a pointer (coded as a double) to the section which contains location 0 of the currently accessed section. This pointer can be used as the argument to
push_section(). Functions that return pointers coded as doubles are unsafe with 64 bit pointers. This function has been superseded by
SectionRefand in Python the use of Section objects.