Thread: else if vs if

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    Set Apart -- jrahhali's Avatar
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    else if vs if

    what's the difference/purpose of using a tree of else if(s) against a series of if(s)?

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    Speed. A series of ifs will all be checked, but if, for example the first if condition is met, the rest in the if-else block will not be tested. This only works if the conditions are mutually exclusive, but if several can be met at once, you'd need to use a series of ifs, or a series of ef-else blocks.
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