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Ada '83 Language Reference Manual

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2.5. Character Literals


A character literal is formed by enclosing one of the 95 graphic characters (including the space) between two apostrophe characters. A character literal has a value that belongs to a character type.

    character_literal ::= 'graphic_character' 


    'A'   '*'   '''   ' ' 

References: character type, graphic character, literal, space character.

Rationale references: 2.1 Lexical Structure

Style Guide references: 3.2.5 Constants and Named Numbers


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