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Line Continuation
There are no special line-continuation rules for EQUEL/Ada. EQUEL statements can be broken between words and continued on any number of subsequent lines. An exception to this rule is that you cannot continue a statement between two words that are reserved when they appear together, such as declare cursor. See the QUEL Reference Guide for a list of double keywords. Each continuation line must be started with ## characters. Blank lines are permitted between continuation lines.
If you want to continue a character-string constant across two lines, end the first line with a backslash character (\), and continue the string at the beginning of the next line. In this case, do not place ## characters at the beginning of the continuation lines.
For examples of string continuation, see String Literals.
Last modified date: 06/10/2024