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Left Hand Pointer

ASCII 34

M[UMPS] by Example

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Quotes, also known as inch sign ("""")

ASCII code 34.

Many people call this character 'double quote'. In this document, the character ' is called apostrophe, and the character " is called quotes.

Quotes delimit strings. When a quotes-character needs to be embedded in a string, it needs to be written twice.
Set X="This is a string."
Set Y="This ""string"" contains quotes."

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The information in this page is NOT authoritative and subject to be modified at any moment.
Please consult the appropriate (draft) language standard for an authoritative definition.

Some specifications are "approved for inclusion in a future standard". Note that the MUMPS Development Committee cannot guarantee that such future standards will indeed be published.

This page most recently updated on 28-Nov-2011, 21:03:46 .

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