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ASCII 36

M[UMPS] by Example

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Dollar sign ("$")

ASCII code 36.

This character preceeds the name of intrinsic language elements (variables and functions).
$IO, $Horolog, $ASCII, $Find, etcetera.

Additions in the 1990 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard:

This character is used in a reference to an extrinsic variable:
Set X=$$LABEL^ROUTINE

This character is used in a reference to an extrinsic function:
Set X=$$LABEL^ROUTINE(PARA,METERS)

Additions in the 1995 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard:

This character preceeds the name of structured system variables.
^$Character, ^$Routine, etcetera.

This character is used in a reference to an external function call.
Set X=$&CADD^MATH("1%0","0%1")

Approved for addition in a future M[UMPS] language standard:

This character is used to in a reference to a standard library function.
Set X=$%CADD^MATH("1%0","0%1")

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Copyright © Standard Documents; 1977-2017 MUMPS Development Committee;
Copyright © Examples: 1995-2017 Ed de Moel;
Copyright © Annotations: 2003-2017 Jacquard Systems Research.

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, 20:03:46 .

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