In the lessons or in other tutorials maybe you saw something like this:
local a = 2 if (a == 2) then print('a is 2') end
As you can see, in programming using "=" means "define a variable", while "==" in the
condition means that the value must be the same. Actually, we can use "===" to define this as a "strict"
equivalence. In other words, if the value must be the same as requested always. However, the " ==" is more used.
However, we can use a condition in which the value must be different from the one at the variable.
a = 2 if (a ~= 2) then print('a is not 2') else print ('a is 2') end
As you can see, a is 2, so the condition that a value must not be 2 is not completed, then
we print "a is 2". We can ask a different value just typing "~=", where "~" means "different". This is useful to know, since asking for a different value is often used.
So, let's say you want to create a first person shooter, something basic is the ammo.
Let's create an easy example:
bullets = 100 if (bullets > 0) then print("pew pew"), bullets - 1 else if (bullets == 0) then print ("No ammo") end
In this very basic example, we can see that while bullets are higher than 0, we'll shoot.
But if we have 0 bullets, then we have no ammo. We can ask for higher or lower values with
">" or "<", just like maths. We can also mix them with "=": ">=" or "<=", so we also ask for higher/lower values AND the
Think that these operators are like a switch, while the condition is not met, they will
output "false", but when the condition is completed, the output turns "true".