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Data Types

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2.5 Data types

The M Language Specification defines a single data type, namely, variable length character strings. Contexts which demand a numeric, integer, or truth value interpretation are satisfied by unambiguous rules for mapping a string datum into a number, integer, or truth value.

The implementor is not limited to any particular internal representation. Any internal representation(s) may be employed as long as all necessary mode conversions are performed automatically and all external behavior agrees with the M Language Specification. For example, integers might be stored as binary integers and converted to decimal character strings whenever an operation requires a string value.

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