I just discovered ECHOX (and that it has been around since v15). It's help says
anything more than
That sounds really good since I'm likely not to know if text from a file (or CLIP:, or CON:) may have embedded special characters. But how do I use it. Getting at such text requires referencing a variable or variable function, and those are not expanded.ECHOX is useful for text output when you want to display some text that may have embedded special characters (like %, <. >, or |).