Documentation Conventions and Symbols

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Symbols are used in the syntax diagrams as follows:

Symbol

Meaning

[ ]

Brackets enclose an optional (not required) attribute or parameter.

( )

Parentheses enclose a parameter list.

| |

Vertical lines enclose parameter lists, where one, but only one, of the parameters is allowed.

Coding example conventions used throughout this manual:

      IF NOT SomeDate       !IF and NOT are keywords

       SomeDate = TODAY()   !SomeDate is a data name

      END                   !TODAY and END are keywords

 

CLARION LANGUAGE KEYWORDS

Any word in "All Caps" is a Clarion Language keyword

DataNames

Use mixed case with caps for readability

Comments

Predominantly lower case

The purpose of these conventions is to make the code examples readable and clear.