Declaration and version
The "blue" pragma is used to declare a manuscript to be BLUE-PHRASE, and to identify the version used to build it.
The syntax for the
blue pragma consists of:
- An exclamation point !
- The keyword blue
- The BLUE-PHRASE version used to compile the manuscript
- An optional author-defined term to identify the type of content
The use of this pragma is optional, but strongly recommended. Usage will allow the BLUE-PROCESSOR to definitively identify the file as being BLUE-PHRASE, and process it using the correct BLUE-PHRASE version.
Pragmas can only be used on a line by themselves. They may not be used inside a basic phrase or term phrase. Any leading or trailing whitespace is discarded. Graynotes may be applied by adhering to the standard rules for graynotes.
Here is what a
blue pragma looks like within the body of a manuscript.