Tuesday, December 11, 2018 13:35

Assignment operators

This is the simplest operator of them all. It’s expressed simply by the equal (=) sign. Assignment operators are used to assign (give) a value to a variable.

They can also be used in cascade. Lets have a look at simple and cascaded assignment:

One very important thing to always remember is NOT to confuse the assignment operator = with the comparison operator == (a very common programming mistake). If you do, instead of giving a value to a variable, you are comparing that variable to the value, which will have unexpected results and could possibly be very hard to notice and debug.

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