- The correct title of this article is () > () (block). The Scratch Wiki uses this different title because of technical restrictions.
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The () > () block is an Operators block and a Boolean block. The block checks if the first value is greater than the other value. If the second value is less, the block returns true; if not, it returns false.
This block works with letters too, not just numbers. In Scratch, letters at the top of the alphabet (e.g. a, b, c) are worth less than letters at the end (e.g. x, y, z). Other rules of alphabetical order apply (e.g. zach > az). In Scratch 1.3 and previous versions, it only accepted numbers.
If a group must be arranged in size, this block can easily do the job.
Some common uses for the () > () block are below:
- Arranging a set of numbers/letters
if <(a) > (b)> then say (join (b) (join [, ] (a))) for (2) secs else say (join (a) (join [, ] (b))) for (2) secs end
- Evaluating numbers/letters
repeat until <((a) + (b)) > (repcount)> say (join [Checking i = ] (repcount)) for (2) secs change [repcount v] by (1) end say (join [The answer is ] ((repcount) - (1)))
- Comparing different variables (e.g. comparing two characters' health in a game)
if <(score1) > (score2)> then say [Gotcha!] for (2) secs end
- Cloud highscores (used by many)
if <(Score) > (☁ Highscore)> then set [☁ Highscore v] to (Score) end
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The block can be replicated with the following code:
<not <<(a) < (b)> or <(a) = (b)>>>