Specification Details

6. Strings


[Disagreement with ANS]

6.4.4
USING$
If an exception provided in 10.4.5 occurs on USING$, the default handler does not report the unformatted representation of the value on the next line.
MAXLEN(s$)
returns 2147483647 if the length is not limited.

[Implementation-defined]

6.1.6
The maximum physical line length depends on the RichEdit control of Windows.
6.2.4
The maximum length of a string variable depends on the system resource and is at most 2147483647.
6.2.4
The initial value of a string variable is a null string.