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The apostrophe is used to tell the compiler to ignore a statement or programmer comment.


  • Allows programmer comments or temporary code removal.
  • REM can also be used to "comment out" a line.
  • QBasic metacommands must be commented either with an apostrophe or REM.
  • $INCLUDE requires an apostrophe before and after the included file name.


COLOR 11: PRINT "Print this...." ' PRINT "Don't print this program comment!"

Print this....

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