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Error Code M75

M[UMPS] by Example

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M75, String length exceeds implementation's limit

Approved for inclusion in a future M[UMPS] language standard.

For portability, the length of strings is limited. The 1977 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard limited this length to 255 characters, in a future M[UMPS] language standard, this limit will be raised to:

Implementations may offer longer strings than the portability limit.

If an implementation attempts to create a string that is longer than the string length limit for the implementation in question, this error will occur.

This error will not occur for any string that has a length greater than the portability limit, but less that the limit of the implementation.

Set X="",$ETrap="GOTO ERROR"
 Write !,"This should work with the 1977 standard"
 For I=1:1:255 Set X=X_$Char(I#26+65)
 Do SHOW
 Write !,"The next code-line is not portable with"
 Write !,"the 1990 standard, but is"
 Write !,"portable with the 1995 standard."
 For I=256:1:510 Set X=X_$Char(I#26+65)
 Do SHOW
 Write !,"The next code-line is not portable with"
 Write !,"the 1995 standard, but is"
 Write !,"portable with the proposed millennium standard."
 For I=511:1:32767 Set X=X_$Char(I#26+65)
 Do SHOW
 Write !,"The following remains non-portable:"
 For I=1:1 Set X=X_$Char(I#26+65)
 ; The above line will cause error M75 to occur
 ;
SHOW Write !,"Now ",$LENGTH(X)," characters."
 Quit
 ;
ERROR Do SHOW Set $ETrap="" Quit

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