• String is the head of a character string "text".
• Strings can contain any sequence of ordinary or special characters.
• x_String can be used as a pattern that represents a string.
is used as a tag to indicate strings in Read
, terminated by a newline.
• In InputForm
, special characters in strings are given as \[Name]
• Except when they are enclosed between \< and \>, newlines and any tabs which follow them are ignored when strings are input.
• New in Version 1; modified in 3.