Implemented in version 1.0
The operator is used to assign a value to a variable, or to compare strings and numbers, or to print out the value of a variable.
When used for assignment, a single variable on the left side of the = operator is given the value determined by one or more variables and/or expressions on the right side.
<% mynumber = 5.0 + 7.9*(444.999 / 456.9) %>
<% mystring = « The moon is 2160 miles in diameter. » %>
<% myvar = xxx + yyy + zzz %>
<% myarray(40) = 12345 %>
The = operator can also compare two strings or two numbers and see if they are the same. For strings, the comparison is case sensitive.
<% = »Apple »= »Apple » %>
<% = »aPPle »= »ApplE » %>
<% =123=123 %>
<% =5.67=98.7 %>
When the = operator is used to print out the value of a variable, the statement must be enclosed by its own set of <% %>. There can blank spaces between the = operator and the variable.
<% myfish = « Neon tetra » %>
<% =myfish %>
<% = myfish %>