The Microsoft Basic character set includes alphabetic characters (AZ, az),
numeric characters (09 and AF or af for hexadecimal numbers), and
special characters. Some characters have special meanings in Basic:
! Singleprecision % Integer
# Doubleprecision & Longinteger
$ String

Mathematical Operators


Special

* Multiplication symbol ' Comment line (single quote)
 Minus sign ; Controls PRINT and INPUT
/ Division symbol (slash) statement output
= Relational operator or , Controls PRINT and INPUT
assignment symbol statement output
> Greater than : Separates multiple state
+ Plus sign ments on a single line
. Decimal point ? INPUT statement prompt
< Less than _ Line continuation underscore
\ Integer division symbol (reserved for
(backslash) compatibility with other
^ Exponentiation symbol versions of Basic but not
(up arrow or caret) supported by QBasic)