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#a := QUOTE /- arg1argn

Will set #a to <SOH>arg1 … argn<SOH>.

#a := QUOTE /E /- arg1argn

Quote elementwise: this will set #a to <SOH>arg1<SOH><SOH>argn<SOH>.

#a := QUOTE /R /- arg1argn

Will set #a to arg1* … argn*, where argn* is argn after replacing every occurrence of the quote character, "'", by <SOH>.

See the script quote_examples.sts for more details.

The option /R takes a lot of precedence over /E.

The SOH character

The string "<SOH>" indicates the ECMA/ASCII start of heading character with the binary value 00000001.