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Developing ZIM Applications

About Macros

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A macro is a dynamically declared name that represents a character string. When a macro call is encountered in an application program the macro call is replaced by the current character string value of the macro. Macros are sometimes called replacement parameters or substitution variables.

The following topics discuss how to work with macros in applications:

  • Availability of macros

  • How macros acquire values

  • Macro Substitution

  • Macros and Compiled Programs

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