true, false



True and false are Boolean values that you can use to set or test the value of switch variables:

     local switch fred
     local switch barney variable initial-size 3 initial {true, false, true}
     set fred to true
     do when fred = true
        output "Switch fred is true!%n"
        output "Switch fred is false!%n"
     set barney[3] to false
     do when barney[3] = false
        output "Switch barney[3] is false!%n"
        output "Switch barney[3] is true!%n"
  ; Output: "Switch fred is true!
  ;          Switch barney[3] is false!"

Note that switch variables return a true or false value directly so that do when fred = true and do when fred do the same thing. Similarly, do when fred = false does the same thing as do unless fred.

While all switches default to false, you should explicitly set the value of all variables before using them. This makes your programs easier to read and helps avoid errors.

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