*Conan The Librarian
Tests the value of an expression and, depending on the syntax specified, executes the following: o One command following the THEN keyword if the expression is true o Multiple commands following the $THEN command if the expression is true o One or more commands following the $ELSE command if the expression is false Format $ IF expression THEN [$] command or $ IF expression $ THEN [command] command . . . $ [ELSE] [command] command . . . $ ENDIF NOTE HP advises against assigning a symbolic name that is already a DCL command name. HP especially discourages the assignment of symbols such as IF, THEN, ELSE, and GOTO, which can affect the interpretation of command procedures.
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