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3.1.1 Variable types

In E a variable is a storage place for data (and this storage is part of the Amiga's RAM). Different kinds of data may require different amounts of storage. However, data can be grouped together in types, and two pieces of data from the same type require the same amount of storage. Every variable has an associated type and this dictates the maximum amount of storage it uses. Most commonly, variables in E store data from the type LONG. This type contains the integers from -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647, so is normally more than sufficient. There are other types, such as INT and LIST, and more complex things to do with types, but for now knowing about LONG is enough.


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