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FOR

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forparameter

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

This metalanguage symbol represents a range of values to be assigned to the loop counter of a For command. Such a range of values can be:

Examples:

FOR K=1:1:10
FOR K=17:-1:10
FOR K=1,2,3,5,7,11,13
FOR K="ABC","klm","PQR"
FOR K=1:3

In the last example, unless an explicit Quit command is executed within the scope of the For loop, the loop will continue forever.

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