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String

FilledSmallSquare String is the head of a character string "text".

FilledSmallSquare Strings can contain any sequence of ordinary or special characters.

FilledSmallSquare x_String can be used as a pattern that represents a string.

FilledSmallSquare String is used as a tag to indicate strings in Read, terminated by RecordSeparators characters.

FilledSmallSquare In InputForm, special characters in strings are given as \[Name] or \:code.

FilledSmallSquare Except when they are enclosed between \< and \>, newlines and any tabs which follow them are ignored when strings are input.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 2.8.1.

FilledSmallSquare See also: ToExpression, ToString, SyntaxQ, Characters.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 1; modified in 3.

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