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PRINT Statements in Manual Okay without Semicolons

Article ID: 44229

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

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In many of the program examples in the "Microsoft QuickBasic 4.0: Basic Language Reference," the PRINT statements appear to be missing semicolons (;) before and after each double quotation mark. For example:

  PRINT X "squared is" X^2 "!"

When you type the above statement in the QB.EXE environment (or QBX.EXE environment of Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00), semicolons are automatically inserted, as follows:

  PRINT X; "squared is"; X^2; "!"

The syntax of these two examples is equivalent. This information applies to QuickBasic Versions 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50, to Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b, and to Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00.

This is not a documentation error, but rather demonstrates some of the syntax versatility of Microsoft Basic languages.

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