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Left Hand Pointer

ASCII 43

M[UMPS] by Example

Right Hand Pointer

Plus sign ("+")

ASCII code 43.

This character may be used as a unary 'numeric interpretation' operator.
Set X=+"5 apples"

This character may be used as a binary 'addition' operator.
Set X=3+4

Addition in the 1990 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard:

This character may be used to indicate addition of a name to the LOCK table.
Lock +NAME

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Copyright © Standard Documents; 1977-2018 MUMPS Development Committee;
Copyright © Examples: 1995-2018 Ed de Moel;
Copyright © Annotations: 2003-2008 Jacquard Systems Research
Copyright © Annotations: 2008-2018 Ed de Moel.

The information in this page is NOT authoritative and subject to be modified at any moment.
Please consult the appropriate (draft) language standard for an authoritative definition.

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.

This page most recently updated on 28-Nov-2011, 21:03:46 .

For comments, contact Ed de Moel (demoel@jacquardsystems.com)