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Types

VCL is a statically typed language. Several types are available.

Types for scalar values

These types are provided for scalar values, and may be assigned values from literals. Some types have units; others are unitless.

These types all have implicit conversions to strings, such that their values may be used in contexts where a STRING value is necessary. The rendering for string conversion is not described except for types where it differs from the corresponding literal syntax.

Types with special semantics

These types serve as points of abstraction, where internal mechanisms are separated from their interfaces to the VCL syntax. This is either due to special cases for syntax in VCL, or provided for special cases for operations internally.


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