Identifiers


Definition

An identifier is a sequence of characters consisting of letters and digits and dots.

The following applies to identifiers:

Note that a character is taken from the unicode character set. All characters in that character set whose value is above 0x7f are defined to be alphabetic.

The . operator

In C++, the member access operator is a postfix expression. This is not the case in the Bede Language. In the Bede Language, the dot operator is a special primitive that is resolved by the runtime. Properties are evaluated at the time that identifier resolution takes place. For this reason, certain operations that are available in C++ (involving the dot) are not available in the Bede Language.