assignment statement

assignment statement

[ə′sīn·mənt ‚stāt·mənt]
(computer science)
A statement in a computer program that assigns a value to a variable.

assignment statement

In programming, a compiler directive that places a value into a variable. For example, counter=0 creates a variable named counter and fills it with zeros. The VARIABLE=VALUE syntax is common among programming languages.
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We now describe the transfer function (using the compact representation) for an assignment statement to an access path of a pointer type.
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Robert changed the assignment statement in cell A2 to "=A1+10.
Only one constructor or selector is applied per assignment statement.
ASSIGNMENT sTATEMENTS OF lAND SURVEYING AND BENEFITS OF GEOMETRE
As names are only used in 'expressions', one needs supposedly fewer lexical entries for the same phonological form; but this is no representational gain, as the authors complaining about the 'many names of the same phonological shape' (146) seem to think, since one needs now as 'many' assignment statements (for each possible referent of an 'expression' built by using that name).
Templates for processing both the variable and multiplier expressions, which predominate in the assignment statements in the Derwent Documentation Abstracts, were identified for further processing.
APDL lets us define all the variables with simple assignment statements, not unlike the assignment statements that we would use in a Fortran program, as follows: a = 0.
VHDL - constructs such as the 'force' and 'release' signal assignment statements.
Figure 2 includes seven assignment statements, the corresponding precise may-alias information, and the extra alias pairs that would be included using the methods of Andersen [1994] and of Steensgaard [1996].
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