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Error Code M5

M[UMPS] by Example

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M5, lineref less than zero

Introduced in the 1995 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard.

This error means that, in the context of a reference to the function $Text, a reference was encountered that has a negative offset value.

Write $Text(+LINECOUNT^MYROUT)
(and the value of local variable LINECOUNT is negative).

A reference a Do, Goto or Job command with a negative offset will cause an error with code M12.

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