# Assignment

Assignment of signals in Rox is performed using the = operator. You cannot assign to the same signal twice.

sum = b;
sum = sum + c; // error


Assignment statements affect the whole block they are in. This means that an assigned value can be used in the statements above it as well as those below it, and the order of assignment statements is not important.

a = 12;
sum = a + b; // this works, sum = 25
b = 13;


Since Rox is a hardware description language, you can think of assignment to a signal as connecting a value to a wire. The order in which the connections are made is not important as long as the right connections are made.