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Left Hand Pointer

ASCII 37

M[UMPS] by Example

Right Hand Pointer

Percent sign ("%")

ASCII code 37.

This character may occur as the first character in the name of a M[UMPS] entity (local variable, global variable, routine, label in a routine)

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

This character is used in the interpretation of strings as complex numbers: real and imaginary parts are separated by a percent sign.
Set X=$&CADD^MATH("1%0","0%1")

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

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

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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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