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String constants consist of a sequence of zero or more printable characters, including spaces, surrounded by double quotes. Control characters are not allowed in strings, and the use of non-ASCII characters (e.g. accented characters) is discouraged. Unlike in C, the backslash has no special meaning in a string.

Strings can be concatenated with +, and compared with the relational operators. Note that, unlike Perl, tcng does not try to convert strings to numbers in this case.


"local"+"host" yields "localhost"
"010" == "10" is false

Martin A. Brown 2003-11-06