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The ''semicolon'' is used in a [[PRINT]] statement to stop the cursor immediately following the printed value so that another value can be appended.  
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The '''semicolon''' is used in a [[PRINT]] statement to stop the screen print cursor immediately after the printed value.  
  
  
 
''Usage:'' COLOR 13: PRINT "Value ="; value1; value2; value3
 
''Usage:'' COLOR 13: PRINT "Value ="; value1; value2; value3
  
{{OutputStart}}
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{{OutputStart}}{{text|1234  5678  9012|magenta}}{{OutputEnd}}
{{text|1234  5678  9012|magenta}}
 
{{OutputEnd}}
 
  
  
* Numerical values [[PRINT|printed]] will include a space before and after each value printed.  
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* Positive numerical values [[PRINT|printed]] will include a space before and after each value printed. Strings will not have spacing.
 
* Use the [[WRITE]] statement to print values with only commas between the values and no spacing.
 
* Use the [[WRITE]] statement to print values with only commas between the values and no spacing.
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* A semicolon can append the next print when used at the end of a [[PRINT]] statement.
 
* Use a semicolon after text that will be [[PRINT|printed]] on the last two text rows of a [[SCREEN (statement)|screen mode]] to prevent screen rolling.
 
* Use a semicolon after text that will be [[PRINT|printed]] on the last two text rows of a [[SCREEN (statement)|screen mode]] to prevent screen rolling.
 
* [[INPUT]] statements can use the semicolon '''before''' the text to prevent screen rolling. '''INPUT ; "text or question"; variable'''.
 
* [[INPUT]] statements can use the semicolon '''before''' the text to prevent screen rolling. '''INPUT ; "text or question"; variable'''.
 
* A semicolon '''after''' the text will create a question mark and space after the [[INPUT]] text question. Use a comma for statements.
 
* A semicolon '''after''' the text will create a question mark and space after the [[INPUT]] text question. Use a comma for statements.
 
* '''NOTE: Semicolons can NOT be used to combine string variables in a string variable definition!'''  
 
* '''NOTE: Semicolons can NOT be used to combine string variables in a string variable definition!'''  
* Use the '''+''' concatenation operator to combine [[STRING|string]] variable definition values only!  
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* Use the '''+''' [[concatenation]] operator to combine [[STRING|string]] variable definition values only!
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* [[Semicolon]]s cannot be used in or following a [[WRITE]] statement!
  
  
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* [[PRINT]], [[PRINT USING]]
 
* [[PRINT]], [[PRINT USING]]
 
* [[WRITE]]
 
* [[WRITE]]
* [[INPUT]]
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* [[INPUT]], [[LINE INPUT]]
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* [[STR$]] {{text|(convert number to string)}}
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* [[VAL]] {{text|(convert string to number)}}
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:37, 20 August 2012

The semicolon is used in a PRINT statement to stop the screen print cursor immediately after the printed value.


Usage: COLOR 13: PRINT "Value ="; value1; value2; value3

1234 5678 9012


  • Positive numerical values printed will include a space before and after each value printed. Strings will not have spacing.
  • Use the WRITE statement to print values with only commas between the values and no spacing.
  • A semicolon can append the next print when used at the end of a PRINT statement.
  • Use a semicolon after text that will be printed on the last two text rows of a screen mode to prevent screen rolling.
  • INPUT statements can use the semicolon before the text to prevent screen rolling. INPUT ; "text or question"; variable.
  • A semicolon after the text will create a question mark and space after the INPUT text question. Use a comma for statements.
  • NOTE: Semicolons can NOT be used to combine string variables in a string variable definition!
  • Use the + concatenation operator to combine string variable definition values only!
  • Semicolons cannot be used in or following a WRITE statement!


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