Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Colons and variable names
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 05:30 PM 12/7/2000 +0000, Glebas Paulevicius wrote:

>What was an idea behind decision to prefix variable name
>with colon in case of rvalue, and not to prefix it in case
>of lvalue (in assignments)?
>For instance, QTY = -:QTY;
>For me, it seems confusing a bit.

My understanding is that the colon prefix is required
whenever local variables are referenced in SQL statements
and disallowed when they are referenced in non-SQL
statements. Does anyone know whether that was the


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