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Information Systems Transformation by Philip Newcomb, William M. Ulrich

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Overview of the More Difficult-to-Translate MUMPS Language Features

Interpretation

The successful transformation of the Xecute verb required development of a mini-MUMPS interpreter written for Java. This interpreter was invoked with whatever string expression (usually dynamically created) was originally passed to the MUMPS Xecute command.

Utilizing this solution, TSRI develop a 100% automated MUMPS to Java conversion. The approaches described for both indirection and Xecute are available for all future MUMPS transformations as these (and many other) language-specific transformation rules are part of the TSRI core toolset:

  • For-loop constructs
  • MUMPS indirection
  • Use of DO and GOTO with indirection arguments
  • G @X, D @X
  • Indirection assignment ...

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