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2.2 Quoted strings

A quoted string is a sequence of characters surrounded by the quotes ` and ', where the number of start and end quotes within the string balances. The value of a string token is the text, with one level of quotes stripped off. Thus

 
`'

is the empty string, and

 
``quoted''

is the string

 
`quoted'

The quote characters can be changed at any time, using the builtin macro changequote. See section 7.2 Changing the quote characters for more information.


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