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1. Overview of MUMPS Language Specification
1.1 Organization of This Document

This document describes the MUMPS language at two levels of detail. Subsection 1.2 gives an overview of the prominent features of the language, intended for the reader who is already familiar with at least one existing dialect. Section 3 describes the static syntax of the language. The distinction between "static" and "dynamic" syntax is as follows. The static syntax describes the sequence of characters in a program as it appears on a tape in program interchange or on a listing. The dynamic syntax describes the sequence of characters actually encountered by an interpreter during execution of the program. The dynamic syntax takes into account transfers of control and values produced by indirection. Section 2 describes the metalanguage used for the static syntax.

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