FAQ: Introduction to R Syntax - Conditionals

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I am confused by the IF/ElSE exercise. What exactly is being evaluated here?
I would expect IF/ELSE to be more along the lines of
Variable1 = 2
Variable2 = 3

If Variable1 > Variable2: do something
Else: do something different.

So what exactly are we evaluating to see whether or not it is true?

message <- "I change based on a condition."
if (TRUE) {
  message <- "I execute this when true!"
} else {
  message <- "I execute this when false!"
}
print(message)
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You did nothing wrong. It’s very buggy/messed up. You have the same solution as the answer

How do I find the curly brackets?

I was stuck on this questions as well. I believe the difference is single quotes vs double quotes surrounding each message. (Double quotes give an error?)