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    Default if statement syntax question

    I am in a computer science academic event and in the practice tests, they give a code fragment and ask what the output will be. I know that the if statement can be notated like:
     if (someBoolean){
    someEvent}

    But the test sometimes write the if statement like:
     if (something; somethingElse; somethingElseElse;)
    I need to know how to understand the second example. What does it mean and what kind of things go before each semicolon?


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    Default Re: if statement syntax question

    Quote Originally Posted by lanmonster View Post
    But the test sometimes write the if statement like:
     if (something; somethingElse; somethingElseElse;)
    I need to know how to understand the second example. What does it mean and what kind of things go before each semicolon?
    That is not valid Java code.

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    Default Re: if statement syntax question

    *derp* got mixed up. They do for statements like that, which is probably the right way to do it. I have not learned the for statement yet. My bad

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