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Left Hand Pointer

ASCII 44

M[UMPS] by Example

Right Hand Pointer

Comma (",")

ASCII code 44.

This character may be used to separate command arguments.
Set X=1,Y=2,Z=3

This character may be used to separate parameters of intrinsic functions.
Set X=$Char(65,66,67)

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

This character may be used to separate parameters of subroutines and extrinsic functions.
Do LABEL^ROUTINE(A,12,.X)
LABEL(ONE,TWO,THREE) ; 3rd parameter by reference
Set Y=$$FUNCT(A,12)
Job ENTRY^PROGRAM(A,B,C)

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

This character may be used to separate various alternate pattern match options.
If X?1N2(2U,1P,3N)1P2A

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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, 21:03:46 .

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