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Left Hand Pointer

ASCII 58

M[UMPS] by Example

Right Hand Pointer

Colon (":")

ASCII code 58.

This character may be used to separate commands and arguments from a 'postcondition' that indicates whether the command or argument is to be executed.
Set:A>5 X=99
Goto LARGE:X>100,TINY:X>5,SMALL:X>50,AVERAGE

This character may be used to separate entities within arguments.
For I=1:1:4
Lock NAME:TIME

Addition in the 1984 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard:

This character may be used to separate conditions and values in the parameterlist of the function $Select.
Set A=$Select(X>100:"Large",X<5:"Tiny",1:"Average")

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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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