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5.2. The Assignment Operator

We've already used the assignment operator frequently. It can place a value into a variable, array element, or object property. Assignment operations take the form:

identifier = expression

The identifier is the variable, array element, or object property into which we want to place our value. The expression represents the value (i.e., data) that we want to store. For example:

x = 4;                  // Assign 4 to the variable x
x = y;                  // Assign the value of y to the variable x
name = "dj duong";      // Assign a string to the variable name
products[3] = "Flash";  // Assign a string to the 4th element of products

// Assign a number to the area property of square
square.area = square.width * 2;

We may also perform multiple assignment operations at once, like this:

x = y = 4;  // Set both x and y to 4

Remember that assignment operations have right-to-left associativity, so 4 is assigned first to y then the value of y (which is now 4) is assigned to x.

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