basic.: Relational Operator/BASIC Program

basic.:

Command basic.: Relational Operator/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description concatenates strings in an assignment statement or, when the ":" appears at the end of a "print" or "crt" expression, suppresses the automatic carriage return/linefeed combination, thus holding the current print/display position. It is also used as a token within the "input @" statement.
Syntax expression : expression
crt/print expression {:}
input @(x,y):variable ...
Options
Example
z = "Amount due = ":amount
print z 
Variable "z" is assigned the result of the string expression, 
"Amount due = " concatenated to the value of the variable 
"amount"

print "Enter command ":
The string "Enter command " is printed and the cursor is left at the 
end of the string.
Purpose
Related basic.print
basic.special.characters
basic.crt
basic.cat
basic.assignment
string.expressions
basic.@.functions
basic.input@