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Parameter Passing

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actual

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a parameter in an "actual" parameter list (formal parameter list: at the label of the invoked subroutine or function; actual parameter list: in the call to that subroutine or function).

An actual parameter is either an expression (passed by value) or a name of a local variable, preceded by a dot (passed by reference).

actuallist

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

This metalanguage symbol represents an actual parameter list (formal parameter list: at the label of the invoked subroutine or function; actual parameter list: in the call to that subroutine or function).

An actual parameter list starts with a parenthesis open, then follows a list of actual parameters, separated by commas, and ends with a parenthesis close.

actualname

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

This metalanguage symbol represents the name of a parameter that is passed by reference.

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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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