In JScript, identifiers are used to:
name variables, constants, functions, classes, interfaces, and enumerations
provide labels for loops (not used very often).
JScript is a case-sensitive language. Consequently, a variable named
myCounter is different from a variable named
MyCounter. Variable names can be of any length. The rules for creating valid variable names are as follows:
The first character must be a Unicode letter (either uppercase or lowercase) or an underscore (_) character. Note that a number cannot be used as the first character.
Subsequent characters must be letters, numbers, or underscores.
The variable name must not be a reserved word.
Here are some examples of valid identifiers:
_pagecount Part9 Number_Items
Here are some examples of invalid identifiers:
99Balloons // Cannot begin with a number. Smith&Wesson // The ampersand (&) character is not a valid character for variable names.
When choosing identifiers, avoid JScript reserved words and words that are already the names of intrinsic JScript objects or functions, such as String or parseInt.