4. Control Statements: Part 1; Assignment, ++ and -- Operators

Let’s all move one place on.

—Lewis Carroll

The wheel is come full circle.

—William Shakespeare

All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.

—Charles Sanders Peirce


In this chapter you’ll learn:

• Basic problem-solving techniques.

• To develop algorithms through the process of topdown, stepwise refinement.

• To use the if and if...else selection statements to choose among alternative actions.

• To use the while repetition statement to execute statements in a program repeatedly.

• Counter-controlled repetition and sentinel-controlled repetition.

• To use the increment, decrement and assignment operators.

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