what syntax error ?!

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    Angry what syntax error ?!

    Hello.
    This question is not specifically about game programming but the problem code is in a game I'm making so I wasn't sure where to put this thread.

    Anyways here's the snippet of code for the win/lose conditions :
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    //-------------------- WIN / LOSE ------------------------------------------\\
      if (player.hp=<0||0&&enemy.hp=>0) {cout<<"\n\n\nYOU LOST";}
      else if (enemy.hp=<0||0&&player.hp=>0) {cout<<"\n\nYOU WIN !!!\n\nCONGRATULATIONS !!!";}
      else if (player.hp&&enemy.hp=<0||0){cout<<"\n\nIT IS A DRAW";}
    On this line :
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    else if (enemy.hp=<0||0&&player.hp=>0) {cout<<"\n\nYOU WIN !!!\n\nCONGRATULATIONS !!!";}
    It says there's a syntax error before else. Could someone please tell me why 'cos I can't see what I'm doing wrong. If it matters I'm using Dev 4.9.9.0 on Windows 98. Thanks

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    =< => are backwards. >= greater than or equal to and <= is less than or equal to.

    edit: also, <= 0 || 0 doesn't make any sense. "Less than or equal to zero or equal to 0"?

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    Thanks but the error is still there .....

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    >>It says there's a syntax error before else
    The error is on this line
    Code:
    if (player.hp <= 0 || player.hp == 0 && enemy.hp >= 0 ) {cout<<"\n\n\nYOU LOST";}
    If that is what you meant to have you can take out the || player.hp == 0 because it is already checked in the first expression

    Code:
    if (player.hp <= 0  && enemy.hp >= 0 ) {cout<<"\n\n\nYOU LOST";}

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    The correct way to check if something is less than or equal to is:
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     <=
    Notice that the equal sign goes after the less than symbol.

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