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This is probably a stupid question, but in a simple case such as this, is there any reason to choose one over the other?

If GUICtrlRead($checkidx) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
$useindex = 1
$useindex = 0


$useindex = 0
If GUICtrlRead($checkidx) = $GUI_CHECKED Then $useindex = 1

Both do the same thing, of course.

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The multiline If statement runs faster than the single line one, if you're only doing one comparison, there's not much difference. But, if you're If statement is being used to process something thousands of time, then it can really add up.

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What's wrong with

$useindex = (GUICtrlRead($checkidx) = $GUI_CHECKED)

You get a boolean, but is that bad at all? Or use Number or implicit conversion later on.

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Bro. Brewman, what is it about the multiline if that makes it run faster? Just reading a GUI checkbox it doesn't matter, of course, but it's always good to understand.

jchd, since all I'm doing later on is "If $useindex Then dostuff" a boolean is fine, I like yours even better... guess that APL course I took way back is still showing through... :)

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