Reference Manual

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  • 07/23/2021
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Notational Conventions

This documentation uses the following conventions:
Indicates statements, data types, directives, and other language keywords. Examples of statement keywords are WRITE, INTEGER, DO, and OPEN.
this type
Indicates command-line or option arguments
, new terms, or emphasized text. Most new terms are defined in the Glossary
This type
Indicates a code example.
This type
Indicates what you type as input.
This type
Indicates menu names, menu items, button names, dialog window names, and other user-interface items.
File > Open
Menu names and menu items joined by a greater than (>) sign indicate a sequence of actions. For example, "Click
" indicates that in the
menu, click
to perform this action.
{value | value}
Indicates a choice of items or values. You can usually only choose one of the values in the braces.
Indicates items that are optional.
Brackets are also used in code examples to show arrays.
Indicates that the item preceding the ellipsis (three dots) can be repeated.
In some code examples, a horizontal ellipsis means that not all of the statements are shown.
Windows* OS
Windows operating system
These terms refer to all supported Windows* operating systems.
compiler option
This term refers to Windows* OS options that can be used on the compiler command line.

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