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namevalue

Annotations

Right Hand Pointer

namevalue

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a value that meets the syntax of the name of a variable (local or global). A namevalue can not evaluate to a naked reference.

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a value that meets the syntax of the name of a variable (local variable, global variable or structured system variable). A namevalue can not evaluate to a naked reference.

sublit

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

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

subnonquote

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

This metalanguage symbol represents any character that is valid in a subscript and that is not the quote character ($Char(34) or """").

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Copyright © Standard Documents; 1977-2018 MUMPS Development Committee;
Copyright © Examples: 1995-2018 Ed de Moel;
Copyright © Annotations: 2003-2008 Jacquard Systems Research
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 28-Nov-2011, 21:33:03 .

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