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This statement initializes the field symbol
<fs>. After the statement, the field symbol does not reference a memory area and the
<fs> IS ASSIGNED is false.
CLEAR <fs>does not initialize the field symbol and initializes the memory area that is assigned to the field symbol instead.
Unlike the initialization of reference variables, the statement
UNASSIGNdoes not affect Garbage Collector.