Any is an alias for Variant primitive data type, Any is not documented
Dim a As Any
a = 1.25E-15
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see Basic code example
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Any is a convenient shortcut worth documenting
Moving to NEW
As shown in the link below, ANY is indeed a synonym for VARIANT, as pointed out by Alain (an "alias").
The funny thing is that I was unable to find a help page dedicated to Variant.
There's a page about Basic variables, but no mention to the Variant type:
The only mention to Variant I could find is here, but not very useful to explain the data type.
My suggestion is to create a few examples in the "Using Variables" help page describing the Variant type and adding a note saying that "Any" is an alias for Variant.
Moving this to Documentation.
As per MS doclink below, one may assume 'Any' to be solely justified for backward compatibility.
WIN API calls is the sole situation where I've found 'Any' being used so far:
Rafael Lima committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#132325 Improve Variant/Any documentation
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