Simple Variable Types

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Here are the simple variable types supported by Tibbo BASIC and Tibbo C.

 

TIBBO BASIC

TIBBO C

Range

Space in memory

char

[signed] char

-128 to 127

1 byte

byte

unsigned char

0 to 255

1 byte

short or integer

[signed] short or [signed] int

-32768 to 32767

2 bytes

word

unsigned short or unsigned int

0 to 65535

2 bytes

long

[signed] long

-2147483648 to 2147483647

4 bytes

dword

unsigned long

0 to 4294967295

4 bytes

real or float

float

+/- 1.175494E-38 to +/- 3.402823E+38

(IEEE floating point format)

4 bytes

string

string

up to 255 byte characters

2 bytes + capacity

boolean

bool

True or False

1 byte

 

note_further-wtSome variable types may be unsupported on certain platforms.

You will find related information in the "Supported Variable Types" topic of each platform's documentation (for example, the EM1000's is here).

 

String is a special variable type in Tibbo BASIC and C. They are a subject of a separate topic.