Compound operator


A word or symbol, for example, AND, NOT, OR, &, used to link conditions when creating a constraint[1], with each condition[2] able to be evaluated as true or false. This supports a program to make a decision based on a number of such conditions.

Terms definitions
1. constraint. The external limitations or restrictions on the technological practice, including such things as available resources (materials, ingredients, software, components, etc), budget, classroom equipment, time, codes of practice, etc. « Back to Glossary Index
2. condition. A statement that a program checks to see if it is true or false. If true, an action is taken. Otherwise, the action is ignored. « Back to Glossary Index