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What is the difference b/w literal and identifier

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: What is the difference b/w literal and identifier
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what is literal ? what is the difference b/w literal and identifier ?

clarify me please.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject:
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A literal is a "stand-alone" piece of data while an inentifier is a dataname pointing to a defined field.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

PROCEDURE DIVISION literals:

Literals go in quotes - i.e. 'literal', identifiers do not - i.e. my-field.

You can MOVE to an identifier - you cannot move to a literal.

A literal is only used in one procedural statement. If you need it in another, it must be repeated in the code. In identifier may be used multiple times in the code.
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