Record Variable Storage
Record variables are stored simply as strings. Each field is stored as a “fieldname=value” pair, delimited with semi-colons.
If you wanted to construct a whole record variable string from scratch, you would have to surround it in double quotes and escape each embedded quote mark with the backslash character, like this: (C programmers should be used to this.)
rec = “name=\”Joe Smith\”;age=\”34\”;experience=\”guru\””
However, it is just easier to assign a field at a time to it. For example:
Rec = nil // initializes as an empty string Rec.name = “Joe Smith” Rec.age = “34” Rec.experience = “guru”
The fields in the record do not have to be in any particular order. There is no pre-declared structure associated with record variables, so you are free to attach new fields whenever you want by simply assigning a value to them.
Location = GetSymbolLocation(symname) Location.myOwnField = xyz // append a field when you feel like it!