Structured System variables -- ^$SYSTEM


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

This structured system variable provides information about the system specific parameters that are currently active for the M[UMPS] system.

WRITE !,"The default character set is"

This node will specify the name of the character set to be used for the interpretation of all system-wide name information (names of syntactic elements).

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

^$SYSTEM(system,"COLLATE") will specify the name of the collation algorithm to be used for sorting system structures (routine directory, global variable directory, structured system variables).

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This document describes the various special (system) variables that are defined in the M[UMPS] language standard (ANSI X11.1, ISO 11756).

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