On 14-Dec-06, at 4:09 AM, Li Chen wrote:

> Paul Lutus wrote:
>> Basically, in VBA, "dim" causes a variable to be declared and  
>> associated
>> with a predefined data type or class.
>
> In Ruby def is a breviation for the word define and what is the full
> name for dim in VBA? I want to know it just out of curiocity. I don't
> pay much attention to VBA but when I use WIN32OLE for Excel  
> automation I
> would like to know a little more.

My vague memories of Basic (not Visual Basic) include using DIM to  
dimension arrays - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 
Dartmouth_BASIC#List_of_statements

I don't know when it changed into a general declaration lead-in.

Mike

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