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Precedence In If Statements?


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are if statements executed in order of precedence, where if condition is met, the next if statements are not executed? that is how I need the following to work:

if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('should', 'would'))) {echo //words hereif (in_array(strtolower($word), array('desperate','anxious' ))){echo //words here}if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('great', 'good'))) {echo words here}

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This is how your code looks when your indentation follows logic:

if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('should', 'would'))) {	echo //words here	if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('desperate','anxious' ))){		echo //words here	}	if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('great', 'good'))) {		echo //words here	}

I assume you simply did not paste in the final, required closing brace.What this says is that if the word matches 'should' or 'would', you will echo some words and then try to match it against 'desperate', 'anxious','great', and 'good'. Which is probably not what you want. What I think you want is this:

if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('should', 'would'))) {   echo //words here} else if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('desperate','anxious' ))){   echo //words here} else if (in_array(strtolower($word), array('great', 'good'))) {   echo //words here}

In this case, the if-conditionals will continue to test the value of $word until there is a match. When that happens, all the folling if-statements will be skipped.Notice the closing brace for ever if-block, and the use of else, which creates the "precedence" thing you mentioned.

Edited by Deirdre's Dad
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