Published Sep 17 2022

We used some operators so far in our code examples, like `=`

, `:=`

and `<`

.

Letโs talk a bit more about them.

We have assignment operators `=`

and `:=`

we use to declare and initialize variables:

```
var a = 1
b := 1
```

We have comparison operators `==`

and `!=`

that take 2 arguments and return a boolean

```
var num = 1
num == 1 //true
num != 1 //false
```

and `<`

, `<=`

, `>`

, `>=`

:

```
var num = 1
num > 1 //false
num >= 1 //true
num < 1 //false
num <= 1 //true
```

We have binary (require two arguments) arithmetic operators, like `+`

, `-`

, `*`

, `/`

, `%`

.

```
1 + 1 //2
1 - 1 //0
1 * 2 //2
2 / 2 //1
2 % 2 //0
```

`+`

can also join strings:

`"a" + "b" //"ab"`

We have unary operators `++`

and `--`

to increment or decrement a number:

```
var num = 1
num++ // num == 2
num-- // num == 1
```

Note that unlike C or JavaScript we canโt prepend them to a number like

`++num`

. Also, the operation does not return any value.

We have boolean operators that help us with making decisions based on `true`

and `false`

values: `&&`

, `||`

and `!`

```
true && true //true
true && false //false
true || false //true
false || false //false
!true //false
!false //true
```

Those are the main ones.

I wrote an entire book on this topic ๐

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