let statement

The let statement assigns the value of an expression to a variable.


{let} var = exp


var Variable that is assigned the value of exp. Can be a simple variable, an array element, an extraction, substring, or both extraction and substring.
exp Value to be assigned to var.


The let statement is a holdover from the original Dartmouth BASIC, and is only included for compatibility. It is supported to facilitate program readability.


let a = 5

The statement above is exactly the same as:

a = 5