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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.10

ISO/IEC M Programming Standard
ISO/IEC M Programming Standard Standard or Specification

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Description: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of technical activity.

The previous American National Standards Institute (ANSI) M Standard was adopted by the ISO Organization on January 6, 2005, and later again re-affirmed on June 25, 2010. ISO`s MUMPS-related standards are ISO/IEC 11756:1999, Language Standard; ISO/IEC 15851:1999, Open MUMPS Interconnect; and, ISO/IEC 15852:1999, MUMPS Windowing Application Programmers Interface.

International Standard ISO/IEC 11756:1999, Language Standard was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee 22, Programming languages, their environments, and system software interfaces. This International Standard describes the M programming language.

International Standard ISO/IEC 15851:1999, Open MUMPS Interconnect was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee SC 22, Programming languages, their environments, and system software interfaces. Open MUMPS Interconnect defines a method for network access to MUMPS databases. The protocol provides all basic operations on the sparse tree-structured MUMPS database.

International Standard ISO/IEC 15852:1999, MUMPS Windowing Application Programmers Interface (API) was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee SC 22, Programming languages, their environments, and system software interfaces. The M Windowing API (MWAPI) extends the M programming technology with the addition of capabilities for developing and operating graphical user interface (GUI) applications. For this International Standard, an application is defined as a collection of one or more M routines using MWAPI capabilities and a user is a person utilizing such an application.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.6
Decision Date: 06/16/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: N/A
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/16/2020).