What is the difference between a ' and a " ?
troy at rpsystems.net
Fri Jun 25 23:30:24 CDT 2004
On Jun 26, 2004, at 12:02 AM, Ken Ray wrote:
> I know, perhaps we need another global property like "the
> which if true would require strings to be quoted? ;-)
Oh man, that would be great... I thought maybe too much to ask.
I'd turn them both on if it wouldn't wreck havoc. I'm not a stickler
for syntax, heck, I'm a Lingo guru, and that has minimal syntax (not a
lot of "programming punctuation")... but *some* things need a few
rules, otherwise debugging is a nightmare. The basics... string
literals are quoted. Variables are not. Just the basics. RealBasic is
too strict, Transcript is simply too loose. Lingo has it right, IMHO.
They managed to take the same Xtalk origins, add dot syntax, and a few
rules of basic syntax, and come out with a very effective and usable
language. Unfortunately, due to their "shockwave safe" requirements,
they also cripple the system level control that Rev offers... and some
projects need that... and that's why I'm here.
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