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<>               Literal-Text Operator                          MASM Operator


    Treats text as a single element, whether or not it consists of white
    space, commas, spaces, or other separators.

       Notes:     This operator is used with macros and repeat blocks to
                  insure that values in a macro call are treated as a
                  single parameter.

                  This operator can also be used to make special
                  characters, such as the semicolon, act as literal
                  characters, rather than have special meaning.  For
                  example, a semicolon by itself signals a comment,
                  whereas <;> signals the semicolon character itself.

                  MASM strips one layer of angle brackets every time a
                  parameter is passed to a macro.  For macros that are
                  nested, care must be taken to insure that enough layers
                  of angle brackets are supplied.

See Also: & ! % ;;
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