Block indent

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A block indent may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, a block indent is multiple lines of text that have been indented. Most programs and websites that indent text will block indent the paragraph or all text following the first line, unless it is a first-line indent or hanging indent.

2. With computer programming, a block indent or conditional block is a conditional statement or loop in the code that is indented to make it easier to read and follow. Below is an example of a block indent for the if conditional statement.

if (conditional statement) {
 print "Computer Hope";
}

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