A LabTalk scriptSyntax is a single block of code that is received by the LabTalk interpreter. A LabTalk script is composed of one or more complete programming statements, each of which performs an action.
Each statement in a script should end with a semicolon, which separates it from other statements. However, single statements typed into the Script window for execution should not end with a semicolon.
Each statement in a script is composed of words. Words are any group of text separated by white space. Text enclosed in parentheses is treated as a single word, regardless of white space. For example:
type This is a statement; // Single LabTalk statement
ty s1; ty s2; ty s3; // Three statements
Parentheses are used to create long words containing white space. For example, in the script:
menu 3 (Long Menu Name);
the open parenthesis signifies the beginning of a single word, and the close parenthesis signifies the end of the word.