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Pit is a curly-brace language; that is, it uses semicolons between statements and curly-braces to group statements.


  • Symbols (functions and variables) are prefixed with $
  • User-defined types are prefixed with @
  • Code labels are prefixed with #

Braces {} group statements and literal values for complex variables.

Brackets [] surround type-expressions, for example around typecasts.

Parens () group math expressions, parameters for functions, and indexes for strings, structs, arrays, and hashes.

Postfix <- means reference, and -> means dereference.