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Re: [StrongED] Manual ID

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          "Richard Torrens (lists)" <Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I am trying to understand #ID_FirstChar etc.
> But what exactly is an ID and where is it used? StrongHelp gives no help!

ID is short for identifier and in most cases this refers to variables in
a programming language. Basically anything that isn't defined in the
ModeFile by means of a SyntaxWords group or a SyntaxComment is coloured
as 'Identifiers' _if_ the ID keywords are defined, otherwise the 'Text'
colour is used.

ID_FirstChar defined what characters an identifier can start with. Some
programming languages have restrictions on this, eg in BBC BASIC IDs
can't start with a digit.

ID_Middle defines which characters can be in the middle (ie not first or
last) of an identifier.

ID_LastChar is used for special characters that can only be used at the
end of an identifier. In BBC BASIC integer variables end with '%', and
string variables with '$'.


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