chen li wrote:
> Dim in VBA is a key word used to define variable. But
> what does it stand for? For example 
>
> Dim varCopy As Long 
>   

VB was actually created as a joke programming language by a college 
student. He used 'Dim' for variable definition as a tongue-in-cheek 
insult to those foolish enough to stumble across and end up using his 
little project. Ironically, Microsoft ended up picking up the fledgling 
language as their script of choice for business app customization, much 
to the delight of the language's originator--for what could make better 
comedy than throngs of business professionals typing Dim all day long, 
secure in the thought that they were using a productive programming 
language. Just the thought of it still makes me twitter with glee.

Tom