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closeargument

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

This metalanguage symbol represents an occurrence of an argument of the Close command. Examples of valid arguments for the Close command appear in an earlier section. The argument of the Close command is either an expression, optionally followed by a list of expressions (separated by colons) enclosed in parentheses, or an indirection operator (@) followed by an expression that evaluates to a list (separated by commas) of such arguments.

deviceattribute

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a keyword that identifies a device parameter to which a value can be assigned. A device keyword looks like a name.

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

A device keyword may also be preceded with a slash.

devicekeyword

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a keyword that identifies a device parameter. A device keyword looks like a name.

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

A device keyword may also be preceded with a slash.

deviceparam

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a device parameter. A device parameter looks like an expression, a keyword, or a sequence of a keyword, equal sign (=) and an expression that signifies the value to be attached to the keyword in question.

deviceparameters

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

This metalanguage symbol represents any implementation-specific parameters to be observed for a certain device or file. A specification of such parameters may be either a single expression, or a list of expressions (separated by colons), enclosed in parentheses.

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

Instead of the just the simple expressions, there may be device parameters. If a device parameter is a simple expression, its meaning is still implementation-specific. If a device parameter is a keyword or a keyword=value combination, its meaning is standardized and portable.

devn

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

This metalanguage symbol represents an expression that evaluates to the name of a device. Such an expression may be preceded by a specification of the environment where the device is known. Names of environments are enclosed in vertical bars.

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