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erchar

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

This metalanguage symbol represents the value of one of the directives of the FORMAT library function. The value represented by this metalanguage symbol is the "error string", a string that is used to indicate that the specified number cannot be formatted using the specified format mask.

fchar

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

This metalanguage symbol represents the value of one of the directives of the FORMAT library function. The value represented by this metalanguage symbol is the "decimal separator character", a single character that is used to separate the integer parts from the decimal fractions in numbers.

fdirectives

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a parameter of the FORMAT library function. This parameter specifies a number of formatting instructions. Typically, the value of this parameter is a list of "keyword = value" combinations, separated by colons.

fmask

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

This metalanguage symbol represents the value of one of the directives of the FORMAT library function. The value represented by this metalanguage symbol is the "fill string", a string that is used for a repeating pattern of characters to be used to fill character positions what would be left blank otherwise.

fspec

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

This metalanguage symbol represents one directive within the list of instructions contained in an fdirectives. Such a directive looks is a "keyword = value" combination. Possible keywords are CS (currency string), DC (decimal separator character), EC (error character), FC (fill string), FM (format mask), SC (separator characters for integer part), SR (separator characters for decimal fraction).

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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.

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