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2.2.2 Double Quote String

The string follows the C-style escaping, using the backslash to quote (escape) the following character(s). Certain letters are translated to various control codes (e.g. \n, \f, \t, etc.). x introduces a two character hex code. 0 (the digit zero) introduces a one to three character octal code (note: an octal byte followed by a digit must be represented with three octal digits, thus: "\0001" yielding a NUL byte followed by the ASCII digit 1). Any other character following the backslash escape is simply inserted, without error, into the string being formed.

Like ANSI "C", a series of these strings, possibly intermixed with single quote strings, will be concatenated together.


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