rem, ’ - introduce remarks
and the single quote both serve to introduce remarks in a
BASIC source file.
A remark introduced by
stands as a complete BASIC statement and either occupies its own
line or follows another BASIC statement and a colon separator on
the same physical line.
A remark introduced by a single quote may follow what would otherwise
be a legal BASIC source line, indicated in the SYNOPSIS by SrcLine.
Once introduced, a remark of either type extends to the next end-of-line
statements are not executed, but still may be branched
to, for example from a
Execution continues with the first executable statement after the
There may be no remarks on a
statement line since the
or single quote introducing the remark would be interpreted as part
statements are required when using the
The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmer’s Manual