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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Literal Question (-literalquestion)

Literal Question (-literalquestion)

Use Literal Question (-literalquestion) to change the default value of the LITERAL-QUESTION attribute to TRUE (which would otherwise be FALSE).
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UNIX / Windows
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The LITERAL-QUESTION attribute lets you specify how the AVM interprets a quoted character value during assignment into the BUFFER-VALUE attribute for a character BUFFER-FIELD object. That is, whether the AVM treats the quoted character value as a literal or non-literal character value.
When TRUE, the new default value, the AVM treats a quoted character value as a literal character value. That is, it does not remove enclosing quotes, trailing blanks, or formatting insertion characters.
When FALSE, the AVM treats a quoted character value as a non-literal character value. That is, it removes enclosing quotes, trailing blanks, and formatting insertion characters. For example:
*The AVM treats "abc   " as "abc".
*The AVM treats a quoted question mark character ("?") as the Unknown value (?).
For more information about ABL objects and attributes, see OpenEdge Development: ABL Reference.