SCOPE...END SCOPE


Statement to begin a new scope block

Syntax:
Scope
[statements]
End Scope

Description:
The Scope block allows variables to be (re)defined and used locally in a program.

When a variable is (re)defined with Dim within a scope structure, this local working variable can be used from its (re)definition until the end of the scope. During this time, any variables outside the scope that have the same name will be ignored, and will not be accessible by that name. Any statements in the Scope block before the variable is redefined will use the variable as defined outside the Scope.

The local variables are reserved on stack at granularity level of each procedure (including the main part of the program), not at granularity level of each individual scope block. So a same memory space can be used by local variables belonging to different scope blocks.

Scope..End Scope is not permitted when compiling with in the -lang qb dialect.

Examples:
Dim As Integer x = 5, y = 2
Print "x ="; x; ", "; "y ="; y
Scope
    Dim x As Integer = 3
    Print "x ="; x; ", "; "y ="; y
    Scope
        Dim y As Integer = 4
        Print "x ="; x; ", "; "y ="; y
    End Scope
End Scope
Print "x ="; x; ", "; "y ="; y


Dialect Differences:
Differences from QB:
See also:
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