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-===== Variables ===== 
-[[Expression]]s by themselves aren't particularly powerful. [[Function]]s like previous(), either() and visited() can help in making [[link]]s, [[<<​print>>​]] and [[<<​if>>​]] macros more interesting,​ but if you want anything more complex than those, **variables** will be necessary. 
-A variable is a place to store a value so that you can remember it later. You can store both strings and numbers in variables. The variable ''​$name''​ might contain the main character'​s name, "​Agatha Christie",​ or the variable ''​$money''​ might contain the amount of money Agatha has in her pocket -- the number 15.75. 
-==== Variable names ==== 
-Variables have a few restrictions on their names. They must start with a $ sign. That's called a sigil — it tells the computer that what's coming next is a variable, not a number or string. 
-After the initial $ sign, a variable name can begin with a letter, either uppercase or lowercase, or an underscore _. After the first letter, you can have any combination of letters, numbers, or underscores. Punctuation and spaces aren't allowed anywhere. 
-Here are some legitimate variable names: 
-Some bad variable names: 
-$what was it called 
-To manipulate variables, see the articles for the [[<<​set>>​]] macro and the [[<<​remember>>​]] macro, as well as the [[link]] syntax. 
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