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FlexBasic - how to make a string with " inside?

pik33pik33 Posts: 2,358
edited 2023-05-31 20:05 in BASIC (for Propeller)

Standard methods

s$=""""
s$="\""

don't work. Is there any way to do this (except of course s$=chr$(34) ) ?

Comments

  • The only way I have found is to declare it as a constant, or use the old chr$() trick.

  • Ah, sorry, that's a funny oversight. I'll make double quotes turn into single quotes (like your first example); I think that's the most common way to do it in BASIC, isn't it?

  • evanhevanh Posts: 15,319

    What's wrong with using chr$(34)? There is many non-printables that chr$() is needed for anyway.

  • @evanh said:
    What's wrong with using chr$(34)? There is many non-printables that chr$() is needed for anyway.

    Nothing's wrong with using chr$(34), and people can keep using it if they want to. But that's the only non-control character that couldn't be printed directly, so having an escape mechanism for it makes sense (and matches what FreeBASIC, the inspiration for FlexBASIC, does).

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