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## Pragma

21st February 2015 at 9:51pm

A pragma is a special component of WikiText that provides control over the way the remaining text is parsed.

Pragmas occupy lines that start with `\`. They can only appear at the start of the text, but blank lines are allowed between them. If a pragma line appears in the main body of the text, it is treated as if it was ordinary text.

The following pragmas are available:

`\define`
for defining a macro
`\rules`
for adjusting the set of rules used to parse the text