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Definition: 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();
       }