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<<print>>

The «print» macro lets you print expressions, pure and simple.

Usage

<<print expression>>

The expression's value is calculated and printed into the passage. If an error occurred while calculating, an error message will be printed instead.

Basic examples

"So, <<print $playerName>>, we meet again!" booms the Wrestlemaster.
You have visited this passage <<print visited()>> times before.

Shorthand form

You may find yourself frequently using «print» to simply print a variable, without alteration. «print» has a convenient shorthand form for this single case: you simply omit the word “print”, leaving just the variable within the angle brackets. For instance, «print $beers» can become simply «$beers».

This allows you to write Twine stories in a “template” style:

Your superior officer approaches. "<<$name>>, you've done a fine job. No, a
superlative job. <<$species>> like you have no place on this cruel Earth,
that rewards only greed and selfishness."

Note: you can only perform this shorthand form using variables! You cannot, for instance, write «visited()».

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