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J.2 Allowed Replacements of Characters
replacements are allowed for the vertical line, number sign, and quotation
- A vertical line character
(|) can be replaced by an exclamation mark (!) where used as a delimiter.
- The number sign characters
(#) of a based_literal can be replaced
by colons (:) provided that the replacement is done for both occurrences.
- The quotation marks
(") used as string brackets at both ends of a string literal can
be replaced by percent signs (%) provided that the enclosed sequence
of characters contains no quotation mark, and provided that both string
brackets are replaced. Any percent sign within the sequence of characters
shall then be doubled and each such doubled percent sign is interpreted
as a single percent sign character value.
These replacements do not change the meaning
of the program.
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