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Rob Cozens rcozens at
Wed Dec 4 10:54:20 EST 2002

>I have noticed that folks use parentheses after commands.  It
>seems that these can be used after almost any command. I know that
>parentheses are used after functions and can be used with properties.  In
>What other circumstabses can they be used?

Hi Steve,

I use parentheses around command arguments when I want to make sure 
the interpreter understands the argument is the value of the 

eg:  fileSDBRecord sbdBuffer
      checkSDBResult (the result)

vs:  fieldSDBRecord sdbBuffer
      checkSDBResult the result

Essentially, I presume parens could be used with any command argument 
that is being passed by value.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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