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curly brace

In programming, curly braces (the { and } characters) are used in a variety of ways. In C/C++, they are used to signify the start and end of a series of statements. In the following expression, everything between the { and } are executed if the variable mouseDOWNinText is true. See event loop.

if (mouseDOWNinText){mouseDOWNinText=0;CLICK=1;unHighLightALL();}
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