By JGH, May-2006

Line continuation character (backslash)


When a backslash line continuation character is used at the end of a line in a block of example code, a space must be added after it otherwise it will be interpreted as a WikiText line continuation.

Entering the following Wiki markup:

[[code format="bb4w"]]
  • DEF FNmonth(mon%) \space
  • \ = MID$("JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember", \space
  • \ VAL MID$("010816212629333743525965",mon%*2-1,2), \space
  • \ VAL MID$("785534469788",mon%,1))
[[code]]


Gives the following document text:
      DEF FNmonth(mon%) \ 
      \ = MID$("JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember", \ 
      \ VAL MID$("010816212629333743525965",mon%*2-1,2), \ 
      \ VAL MID$("785534469788",mon%,1))
Warning: using the Visual Editor to edit Wiki markup with backslashes can completely destroy the layout of any code with backslashes in.