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strlit

Annotations

Right Hand Pointer

nonquote

Introduced in the 1977 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard.

This metalanguage symbol represents any character (from the 94 printable ASCII characters) that is not the quote character ($Char(34) or """").

strlit

Introduced in the 1977 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard.

This metalanguage symbol represents a string literal value. A string literal value is any sequence of printable characters (see the metalanguage symbol nonquote) enclosed in quotes. If the quote character itself is to occur within the string literal value, it must be entered twice adjacently.

Value String literal notation
abcde "abcde"
ab"cde "ab""cde"
empty string ""
" """"
"" """"""
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Copyright © Annotations: 2008-2018 Ed de Moel.

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 12-Sep-2014, 13:10:38 .

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