thinBasic allows you to refer to string constants by name. Those constant values are called equates.
A string equate (constant) must start with $ sign.
Equates data type
Equates declaration has the following syntax:
$EquateName = StringExpression
Equal sign is optional, so the above sentence can also be written as:
String equates are like dynamic string that can be up to approximately 2 billion characters in length.
Some equate declaration example:
$WINTITLE = "My application title"
$SEPARATOR = ","
$POSSIBLESEPARATORS = CHR$(9, 10, 13, 32)
1.String equates name must start with dollar sign $
2.Unlike variables, you can use an equate on the left side of an assignment statement only once.
3.If an equate has already been created, subsequent attempts to assign a new value will fail but no error will be generated