17. )text block

Lines in the program surrounded by lines )text and )endtext constitutes a text block.

Text blocks are not interpreted by RXS. The lines in the text block are written unaltered to stdout.

A text block may contain action blocks and these will be interpreted - see Section 18.

Text blocks may have general orders. A general order for at text block is an assignment in the line starting with )text.

If the general order in is stated for a text block, RXS is terminated in error: Text blocks cannot use input files or input queues.

In all other respect, general orders for text blocks are like general orders for action blocks.

See section 18 for an example.