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Guide for New Developers
An overview of ABL : Understanding ABL Syntax

Understanding ABL Syntax

The following sections describe some general features of ABL syntax. ABL is a block-structured, but statement-oriented language. That is, much of the behavior of an ABL application depends on how statements are organized into blocks. However, the basic executable unit of an ABL application is the statement.
* Statements
* Comments
* Blocks
* Programming Models
* Compile-time Versus Run-time Code
* Procedures
* REPEAT, FOR, and DO Blocks
* Looping