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Character Type

Formal Definition

The character type object is an enumeration type object with at least one literal character among its enumeration literals.


Type character is an enumeration type with all acceptable characters listed. Its specificatio can be found in the STANDARD package.


The CHARACTER type is a predefined type declared in the STANDARD package and the values of this type are the 256 characters of the ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1).

The set of predefined operations for the CHARACTER type contains all relational functions: "=", "/=", "<', "<=", ">", ">=".

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