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X3.64

1995 Version of ANSI (Equivalent to Current ISO Version) of Standard

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American National Standard for Information Systems -
Programming Languages - M
(Section 3: X3.64 Binding)

Introduction

ANSI X3.64 is a functional standard for additional control functions for data interchange with two-dimensional character-imaging input and/or output devices. It is an ANSI standard, but also an ISO standard with roughly similar characteristics exists (ISO 2022). As such, it has been implemented in many devices worldwide. It is expected that M can be easily adapted to these implementations.

The standard defined as ANSI X3.64 defines a format for device-control. No physical device is required to be able to perform all possible control-functions. In reality, as some functions rely on certain physical properties of specific devices, no device will be able to perform all functions. The standard, however, does not specify which functions a device should be able to do, but if it is able to perform a function, how the control-information for this function is to be specified.

This binding is to the functional definitions included in X3.64. The actual dialogue between the M implementation and the device is left to the implementor.

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