NAME

spc - insert spaces in a print statement

SYNOPSIS

print spc(NumExpr)

DESCRIPTION

The spc function may be used only with print and print # statements in order to cause a specified number of spaces to be sent to the output.  The argument may be any numeric expression in the range 0 to 255. 

Basmark QuickBASIC does not add a newline when spc occurs at the end of a data list.  Instead, it executes as though the spc function had a semicolon after it. 

EXAMPLE

The program
	print "IGNORE" spc(10) "ALIEN" spc(10) "ORDERS"
produces
	IGNORE          ALIEN          ORDERS

SEE ALSO

space$, print

DIAGNOSTICS

If NumExpr is less than 0 or greater than 255, an "Illegal function call" error occurs. 

from The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmerís Manual by Lawrence Leinweber