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A simple database language for personal computers


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A simple database language for personal computers has been implemented by selecting a subset of the ANS MUMPS language and enhancing it so as to meet the requirements of microcomputer end-users who are unfamiliar with computers. This database language is named Micro MUMPS. Its database is based on a modified prefix B-tree having parameters for adjusting its data organization according to the requirements of space and time efficiency. Experience with Micro MUMPS has demonstrated a remarkable reduction in programming time.

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