Text-Based terminology

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Many of the Text-based language terminologies have similar counterparts in the G language. Below is a list to help those familiar with text-based languages find the G equivalent.

Text-based Term G Term
Case Statement Case Structure
Char String
Declaration Dataflow
Do-While Loop While Loop
For Loop For Loop
If-Then Statement Case Structure
If-Then-Else Statement Case Structure
Operator Function Nodes
Pointer To a UI Element: Reference, or Refnum

To a memory location: Data Value Reference

Routine VI or SubVI
Struct Cluster
Subroutine SubVI
Switch Statement Case Structure
Variables Dataflow
While Loop Strictly speaking G does not have a While Loop. The While Loop in G acts as a Do-While Loop where checking the condition happens after the iteration of the loop.