M Programming: A Comprehensive Guide - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555581671, 9780080510514

M Programming: A Comprehensive Guide

1st Edition

Authors: Richard Walters
eBook ISBN: 9780080510514
Paperback ISBN: 9781555581671
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 6th June 1997
Page Count: 407
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M Programming: A Comprehensive Guide is a complete update to ABCs of MUMPS. While ABCs of MUMPS was an introduction for novice and intermediate M programmers, M Programming: A Comprehensive Guide has a new section containing advanced material. This new section addresses features such as transaction processing, networking, structured system variables, and interfaces to other standards. Five new chapters have been added, covering an overview of M for readers familiar with other languages; M and the Windows environment; interaction between M and the underlying system; transaction processing; interfacing M with other standards; and error handling. Sections on interactive programming and futures have been extensively updated. M Programming: A Comprehensive Guide is an invaluable resource for everyone who is learning or using M.

Key Features

· Includes section on advanced programming · Completely updated for the 1995 standard

Table of Contents

Part I: A Brief Introduction to ComputersIntroduction to MBasic Components of MOperations on Numeric ValuesLogical Operators, ComparisonOperations on StringsIntroduction to M CommandsCommand Lines and Conditional TestsRoutine Structure and Execution Flow ControlProgram StructureLocal ArraysGlobal VariablesExternal Communication: Files and DevicesSome Special Features of MIndirection: Dynamic Reference Modification for Execution Control and Data ManagementAccess Control of Local VariablesImplementation-Specific Components of MSAn Applications Example A Course-Grading PackagePart II: An Overview of M For the Experienced ProgrammerM Interaction with the Operating SystemTransaction ProcessingM Windows Application Programming EnvironmentM Interaction With Other StandardsError Handling in M*The Future of M


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About the Author

Richard Walters

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Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis

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