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formalline

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formalline

Introduced in the 1990 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard.

This metalanguage symbol represents a line in a routine that starts with a label that carries a formal parameter list. This type of line may not have level indicator marks (periods) following its line start white space.

formallist

Introduced in the 1990 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard.

This metalanguage symbol represents the formal parameters that are specified following the defining occurrence of the label that starts the subroutine or function to which parameters are passed (formal parameter list: at the label of the invoked subroutine or function; actual parameter list: in the call to that subroutine or function).

A formal parameter list is a list of unsubscripted local variable names (separated by commas), enclosed in parentheses.

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

No local variable name may occur more than once in a formal parameter list.

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Copyright © Annotations: 2003-2008 Jacquard Systems Research
Copyright © Annotations: 2008-2018 Ed de Moel.

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