© J.C. Kessels 2009
A string is sequence of characters, enclosed by single-quotes or by double-quotes.
- You can use Variables and Macros in a
string by enclosing their name with exclamation marks, for example "using the !date! in a
If they contain a number then
the number will be automatically formatted according
to the Windows locale settings. For example, the value "36272891" will be formatted as
"36.272.891" if your computer is configured to use a dot as the thousands-separator.
- Strings may span multiple lines.
- There are no "escape" characters that are common in programming languages, such as the
backslash. To use a single-quote inside a string you have to enclose the string in
double-quotes, and to use a double-quote inside a string you have to enclose the string in
- Warning: Do not use forward quotes, as in `hello' (the quote
before hello is a forward quote, not the same as the back-quote just after hello).
This will cause an error. Always use the single-quote (also known as back-quote) at
both the beginning and end of the string, for example 'hello'.
See also: Scripts