$LET is a precompiler command, which is now usable by modern day cavemen to help include and exclude which sections of code compiles in their program based on OS/bit-size or other predefined conditions.
$LET variable = expression
- Unlike LET, $LET is not optional.
- $LET A = 12 sets a precompiler variable “a” to the value of 12. This variable is only valid for the precompiler itself and does nothing to affect the values of any variable/constant which might also be called “a” in the program.
- Variable names must follow QB64’s variable naming conventions.
- You can check a precompiler variable against special values DEFINED and UNDEFINED, in order to assess whether the variable has already been assigned a value. Useful for code in libraries which may be repeated.
- The precompiler comes with some preset values which can be used to help determine which code blocks to include/exclude. These are:
- WIN or WINDOWS if the user is running QB64 in a Windows environment.
- LINUX if the user is running QB64 in a Linux environment.
- MAC or MACOSX if the user is running QB64 in a macOS environment.
- 32BIT if the user is running a 32-bit version of QB64.
- 64BIT if the user is running a 64-bit version of QB64.
- VERSION, which is set to the version of the QB64 compiler.
- See example 1 in $IF.