variable names in Waterloo BASIC
I have an assignment at work to convert some programs that are on a timeshare server to a more usable format. These programs are around 30 years old and were updated once about 20-25 years ago. They were converted to Waterloo BASIC.
I'm going over the files right now to get a feel for them until I can get over to the University to order the primer from the system's archive library.
I see variable names that end in $ and others that do not. For example:
You'll notice there is a A$ and an A variable.
03200 DIM A$(10),B$(10),W(10),H(10),D(10),S(10),F(10),E(10),Q(10),M(10)
03300 DIM R(10),A(10),P(10),K(10),Y(10),FT(2),PT(2),MT(2),YT(2),V(10)
Anyone know what the difference is and what the $ means?
I'm not that familiar with basic and I haven't seen $ used like that in the VBA I've written.