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OP_NOTIF

INFO

Opcode number: 100
Byte representation: 0x64
Short description: Pop and execute the next statements if a zero element was popped.

OP_NOTIF is used to perform conditional execution, similar to OP_IF but operates inversely. Scripts will execute the next segment if a zero element is popped from the stack.

Operation

  1. Pop the top stack item.
  2. If the item is 0, execute the following opcodes until an OP_ELSE or OP_ENDIF is encountered.
  3. If the item is non-0, skip the following opcodes until an OP_ELSE or OP_ENDIF is encountered.

You'll see it used like so:

txt
<condition> OP_NOTIF
    <script if condition is false>
OP_ELSE
    <script if condition is true>
OP_ENDIF

Where <condition> is some operation or value that will leave a 0 or non-0 value on top of the stack.

Notes

Examples

Example 1

The following script would leave 2 on the stack as the condition (0) is false.

shell
# ASM script
OP_0 OP_NOTIF OP_2 OP_ENDIF

# Raw script
00645268

# Final stack
2

Example 2

The following script would leave 3 on the stack as the condition (1) is non-0.

shell
# ASM script
OP_1 OP_NOTIF OP_2 OP_ELSE OP_3 OP_ENDIF

# Raw script
516452675368

# Final stack
3