To make it short, a variable is made of two things:
- A name: This name must comply with strict naming rules and conventions. In ActionScript for instance, the name of a variable cannot contain any spaces or special characters (such as @ é, è, ç, à, #, ?, /, and so on). When writing a script, the programmer uses the name of the variable to access the data it holds.
- A value: The value is the piece of data that the variable contains. ...