At its heart, a program is a set of commands executed in sequence. The power in a program comes from its capability to execute one or another set of commands, based on whether a particular condition is true or false.
In this lesson, you will learn
What statements are
What blocks are
What expressions are
How to branch your code based on conditions
What truth is and how to act on it
In C++, a statement controls the sequence of execution, evaluates an expression, or does nothing (the null statement). All C++ statements end with a semicolon and nothing else. One of the most common statements is the following assignment statement:
x = a + b;
Unlike in algebra, this statement ...