Can someone tell me a easy way to rembember the operator precedence.. It bugs me always when I see a code like the foll. Who will write code like this in practice...? I am always used to put ( ) to ensure what I want the computer to do and make myself and other clear at ant time.
Assuming this code is there in a program what will be the val of n after n >>= 2; statement. How do we go about it. Thank you.
Take a look at operator precedence. You'll find that addition/mult/ are rather high and that boolean ops are low. So here is how this code works: <code> int n=7; n <<= 3;<br /> //56 becuase 7 to binary is 111 <br /> //now push 3 zeros from behind<br /> //111000 = 56 dec.<br /> n = n & n + 1  n + 2 ^ n + 3;<br /> //addition is higher than boolean<br /> //so n &(n +1)  (n +2) ^ (n +3)<br /> // n & 59  58 ^ 59 (just start from left and go right)<br /> // n = 57<br /> n >>= 2; //pushing in 2 zeros from left to right= //111001 > 001110 = 14 </code> n is 14 in the end. I just kind of "memorize/visualize" op precedence.
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// n & 59  58 ^ 59 (just start from left and go right) Step 1> 111000 & 111011  111010 ^ 111011 Step 2> 111000  111010 ^ 111011 Step 3> 111010 ^ 111011 Step 4> 000001 Gives 1 when we go from left to right. How did you get the ans diff. I think among bitwise  & ^ there is another precedence order.
If you compile and run, you will see that 14 is the correct answer. The order of precedence for bitwise operators is &, ^,   "just start from left and go right" is incorrect. Here is a corrected calculation: <code><pre>n = n & n + 1  n + 2 ^ n + 3; n = 56 & 57  58 ^ 59; n = 56 & 57  58 ^ 59; n = 111000 & 111001  111010 ^ 111011; n = (111000 & 111001)  111010 ^ 111011; // evaluate & n = 111000  (111010 ^ 111011); // evaluate ^ n = 111000  000001; // evaluate  n = 111001;</pre></code> And then: <code><pre>n >>= 2; n = 111001 >> 2; n = 1110; n = 14;</pre></code> Here's a complete list of operator precedence:
++, , + (unary),  (unary), ~, !, and any cast
*, /, %
+, 
<<, >>, >>>
<, <=, >, >=, instanceof
==, !=
&
^

&&
 
?: (ternary)
=, *=, /=, %=, +=, =, <<=, >>=, >>>=, &=, ^=, =
Anything listed on the same line is equal precedence  evaluate left to right.
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Thank you Mr.Jim. I really appreciate your help. regds. Now I have to remember all this...which is HAAAARD. Maha Anna.
Look at the Bruce Eckel Thinking in Java. He has a mnemonic. Ulcer Unary Addicts Arithmetic Like Logical C Comparison A Lot Assignment
Not perfect by any means but helpful. I have not seen more than one or two questions on any mock that needs this other than Multiply before add and other simple ones.  "Hierro candente, batir de repente"
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