Swift - Decision Making



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Decision making structures require that the programmer specifies one or more conditions to be evaluated or tested by the program, along with a statement or statements to be executed if the condition is determined to be true, and optionally, other statements to be executed if the condition is determined to be false.

Following is the general from of a typical decision making structure found in most of the programming languages −

Decision Making

Swift 4 provides the following types of decision making statements. Click the following links to check their detail.

Sr.No Statement & Description
1 if statement

An if statement consists of a Boolean expression followed by one or more statements.

2 if...else statement

An if statement can be followed by an optional else statement, which executes when the Boolean expression is false.

3 if...else if...else Statement

An if statement can be followed by an optional else if...else statement, which is very useful to test various conditions using single if...else if statement.

4 nested if statements

You can use one if or else if statement inside another if or else if statement(s).

5 switch statement

A switch statement allows a variable to be tested for equality against a list of values.

The ? : Operator

We have covered conditional operator ? : in the previous chapter which can be used to replace if...else statements. It has the following general form −

Exp1 ? Exp2 : Exp3;

Where Exp1, Exp2, and Exp3 are expressions. Notice the use and placement of the colon.

The value of a ? expression is determined like this: Exp1 is evaluated. If it is true, then Exp2 is evaluated and becomes the value of the entire ? expression. If Exp1 is false, then Exp3 is evaluated and its value becomes the value of the expression.



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