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# simple question

## simple question

(OP)
Hello fellas,

I have got one simple question - is there in MC possibility to define a constant in such a manner (eg.):
p := r := 10

instead of writing this in two lines:
p := 10
r := 10

or
p := 10
r := p

?

I assume that p and r will always have the same value, but for readability of the further code I want to have a different names of these constants. So, must I write 2 lines?

### RE: simple question

I'm going to step out on a limb here and guess that you are trying to do something a lot more difficult than your example, because if it was just p and r, you've spent a life time of key-stroke savings in writing your post.

You can of course put them on the same line, but that doesn't answer the broader question. You could do it with a vector:

i:0,1;1
pr[i:10

That would let you use pr[0 and pr[1 Still takes two assignments, but if you wanted to assign a dozen variables with the same value it would work.

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### RE: simple question

(OP)
My program is quite complex, but this doesn't matter. I was just curious if there is such a way of writing the input data (like p := r := 10). Such a "feature" would be very helpful, shortening the code and make it more clear. I don't want to deal with vectors in such a case. Anyway, thanks for reply.

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