NAME

$static - make arrays static by default

SYNOPSIS

rem $static

DESCRIPTION

The $static metacommand appears in the program as part of a remark, either after the rem keyword or after a single quote.  The appearance of this metacommand implies that an array dimensioned with the dim statement will be static rather than dynamic unless a dimension of the array is declared with a nonconstant expression (see dim).  This implication overrides any previous $dynamic metacommand and may be overridden by a subsequent $dynamic metacommand (see $dynamic). 

If no $static or $dynamic metacommand appears and no other condition implies dynamic, arrays will be static. 

EXAMPLE

The program
	dim a(5)
	rem $dynamic
	dim b(5)
	rem $static
	dim c(5)
	n = 5
	dim d(n)
Creates static arrays "a" and "c" and dynamic arrays "b" and "d".  Note that "a" is static in the absence of any $static or $dynamic.  Also note that, despite the $static, "d" is dynamic because it is declared with a subscript that is not a constant expression. 

SEE ALSO

dim, $dynamic

from The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmerís Manual by Lawrence Leinweber