Allows remarks (comments) to be included in a program listing. Remarks are ignored while the program is executing.
REM [comment text]
Remarks and Examples
Remarks are often used at the beginning of a program listing to describe the program and to include credits or copyright notices. Throughout a program, comments can (and should) be used to give helpful notes to explain to a reader of the program what the program does. Example:
10 REM Chess game 20 REM by J. Smith 30 REM August 25, 2007 100 PRINT "Chess" 110 ROWS = 8 : REM Chessboard consists of 8 rows and columns ... 2000 REM Ask the player if he/she would like to play again: 2010 INPUT "Play again? (Y/N): ", PLAYAGAIN$ ...
Note that REM statements can contain colons as part of the comments. The colons do not begin new statements; the colons and text following them are considered part of the remark, as illustrated in the following example:
PRINT "A" : REM PRINT "B" : PRINT "C"
Everything after the REM keyword is considered part of the comment.
The REM statement can be used alone, without any following comment text, to add a line of (nearly) empty space to a line-numbered program listing.
Note: In some BASIC dialects, an apostrophe character (" ' ") can be used as an abbreviation for the REM statement. This is not presently supported by ReadyBASIC.
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