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French Luser wrote:
> ? "|"8"|"
> | 8 |
>
> Yes, indeed, BASIC adds a space BEFORE and AFTER the number.


Which BASIC? All the BASICs I use don't do this.

Have you tried using semicolons, viz:

PRINT "|";8;"|"

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