What other languages did and do
- COBOL has its Data Division,
- PL1 begins data declarations with a "declare" statement.
- Pascal uses the word "var".
- PL/1 and Pascal both used a <variable name> : <data type>; construct
- FORTRAN is the reverse of that, using <data type> <variable name>
- Java and its variations, as well as c and it's variations, follow the FORTRAN model
- Dim i As Integer
- Dim i(0) As Integer
- Dim i(1 to 1) As Integer