function theResult = ncclass(theItem)
% NCClass -- Class of an item.
% NCClass(theItem) returns the class of theItem.
% This function provides continuity with the
% ncitem/ncclass method.
% Copyright (C) 1997 Dr. Charles R. Denham, ZYDECO.
% All Rights Reserved.
% Disclosure without explicit written consent from the
% copyright owner does not constitute publication.
% Version of 20-May-1997 07:23:32.
result = class(theItem);
if nargout > 0
theResult = result;