If statement

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

if statementAn if statement is a programming conditional statement that, if proved true, performs a function or displays information. Below is a general example of an if statement, not specific to any particular programming language.

if (X < 10) {
     print "Hello John";

In the example above, if the value of X were equal to any number less than 10, the program would print, or display, "Hello John" on the console when the script is run. See the conditional statement definition for further information and some basic programming examples.

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