Small Basic – Invalid Variable Names


This Table shows some illegal variable names, along with the reason why each name’s invalid.

Table: Invalid Variable Names

Variable Name

What’s Wrong?

2Player

starts with a digit

My.Address

has an invalid character (dot) in the name

Okay?

has an invalid character (?) in the name

room-temp

has an invalid character (minus sign) in the name

room*temp

has an invalid character (*) in the name

room temp

has an invalid character (space) in the name

 

If you use an illegal variable name, the Small Basic compiler detects it and reports a syntax error. And then the programming police show up to arrest you! (That last part might just be a rumor.)

 

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Have a Small and Basic day!

   – Ninja Ed & Majed Marji

Comments (2)

  1. I found that DBCS characters can be used for a variable name like 高さ = 428.

  2. Nonki, wow, interesting!

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