## ASCII 39## M[UMPS] by Example |

ASCII code 39.

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

This character may be used as a unary 'not' operator.

`If '(X>2)`

This character may be used to negate the meaning of other operators. The following pairs of expression are equivalent by definition:

Is equal to: `X'=2` is the same as `'(X=2)`

Is greater than: `X'>2` is the same as `'(X>2)`

Is less than: `X'<2` is the same as `'(X<2)`

Is less than or equal to: `X'<=2` is the same as `'(X<=2)`

Is greater than or equal to: `X'>=2` is the same as `'(X>=2)`

Matches pattern: `X'?2N` is the same as `'(X?2N)`

Contains: `X'[2` is the same as `'(X[2)`

Follows: `X']2` is the same as `'(X]2)`

Follows or equal to: `X']=2` is the same as `'(X]=2)`

Collates after: `X']]2` is the same as `'(X]]2)`

Collates after or equal to: `X']]=2` is the same as `'(X]]=2)`

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