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Left Hand Pointer

ASCII 94

M[UMPS] by Example

Right Hand Pointer

Caret, also known as circumflex ("^")

ASCII code 94.

This character preceeds the name of global variables and routines.
Do ^%G
Set ^PATIENT(ID,1)=AGE_"|"_BRTHDATE

Note that the caret character precedes names. It is not counted as a character when determining the length of a name.

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

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

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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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