$ (Template line join)

In a template program, indicates that the next line is to be joined to the current line at the output destination.

Syntax

linestart «$
linecontinue »

where

linestart

any portion, from the beginning, of an output line

linecontinue

the remaining portion(s) of the same output line

Comments

In a template program, the dollar sign ($) indicates that the next line is to be joined to the current line at the output destination.

Normally, each physical line in a template is sent as a separate line to the current output destination. To cause successive physical lines in a template to be joined into one line in the output, end the appropriate lines in the template with the dollar sign ($).

If a line must end with a dollar sign for some other reason, ask the software to interpret the dollar sign by placing a backslash (\ - Escape) preceding the dollar sign.