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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


is the string


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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