A statement which assigns values to variables. Form: Let var = expr, where expression can be a constant, a variable, or an expression containing any combinations of values, constants, operators, and functions.
Usually, a statement that assigns (stores) the value of an expression on the right of an equal sign to the storage location of the variable to the left of the equal sign. In the case of Fortran 95/90 pointers, the storage location is assigned, not the pointer itself.
A statement that assigns a value to a variable or array element. It is made up of a variable or array element, followed by an equal sign (=), followed by an expression. The variable, array element, or expression can be character, logical, or arithmetic. When the assignment statement is processed, the expression to the right of the equal sign replaces the value of the variable or array element to the left.