binary constructor

Mats Cronqvist <>
Fri Feb 25 17:23:13 CET 2005

  so i read this in the reference manual 


Ei = Value |
      Value:Size |
      Value/TypeSpecifierList |

used in a binary construction, Value is an expression which should evaluate to 
an integer, float or string. If the expression is something else than a single 
literal or variable, it should be enclosed in parenthesis.

   this leads me to believe i should be able to do this;

A = "123",

   alas, i get a badarg.
   can somone please point out my mistake?


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