Special variables -- $SYSTEM


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

The value of this variable is a unique identifier for the current M[UMPS] system.

WRITE !,"Currently executing on ",$SYSTEM,"."

SET ^UTILITY($SYSTEM_$JOB,x)="Job dependent info"

The value of $SYSTEM is a string that starts with a numeric code that identifies manufacturer. Codes are assigned by MDC. There is not and will not be a manufacturer with code number 1.

43 = Micronetics Design Corporation
44 = MGlobal Incorporated
45 = PFCS Corporation (formerly known as Plus Five Computer Systems)
46 = InterSystems Corporation
47 = Greystone Technology Incorporated

This document is © Ed de Moel, 1995-2005.
It is part of a book by Ed de Moel that is published under the title "M[UMPS] by Example" (ISBN 0-918118-42-5).
Printed copies of the book are no longer available.

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

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

In this document, information is included that will appear in future standards.
The MDC cannot guarantee that these 'next' standards will indeed appear.