if (0) {
 ...code to be ignored...

In a compiled language, the compiler could simply generate no code for the whole if statement. Some compiled languages such as C provide compile-time directives that achieve the same effect, e.g.:

 #if 0
 ...code to be ignored...

(or "#ifdef notdef").

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Last updated: 2013-12-08

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