The purpose of the array is to provide a buffer of a specific size. As long as the buffer is of at least the correct size, it should be irrelevant what data type is used, whether fixed length string, integer, float, or whatever.
I've just tried GET in QBASIC 1.1, and it seems to require a numeric array, but this seems to be an artificial requirement.
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|You're right of course, however in most cases integer arrays are used for graphical GET...||on Aug 19|
|* It DOES MATTER in QB64! You don't have _RGB values in Qbasic with Alpha either||on Aug 19|
|You can store GET/PUT data in STRINGs too||Galleon on Aug 21|