basic.) Reserved Character/BASIC Program

basic.)

Command basic.) Reserved Character/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description surrounds arguments within functions, encloses subscript refererences within dimensioned arrays, and overrides the normal order of precedence evaluation.
Syntax
Options
Example
")" as a function delimiter:

if not(num(response)) then crt "must be numeric!"

As a dimensioned array reference:

if cust.array(22) = "" then cust.array(22) = "hold"

Changing precedence in an arithmetic expression:

age = (today - birthday) / "365" 

Without grouping precedence, the above calculation produces an inaccurate 
result due to the fact that division occurs at a higher level of precedence 
than subtraction.
Purpose
Related basic.dim
basic.matread
basic.precedence
basic.array.variable
basic.arithmetic.expressions
basic.special.characters
basic.array.dimensioned
array
basic.array.references
basic.(
basic.ac.expression