The semicolon is used in a PRINT statement to stop the screen print cursor immediately after the printed value.
COLOR 13: PRINT "Value ="; value1; value2; value3
1234 5678 9012
- Positive numerical values PRINT 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 PRINT on the last two text rows of a SCREEN (statement) 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!