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increment operator '++'

s khosa
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Joined: May 15, 2003
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In following piece of code why is 'i' still 0 after i++?
int i=0;
In expression 'i=i++' first value 0 is assigned to i and then i++ is done. Would ++ operator increment value of i by '1', which is '0' after assignment? So i should be 1?
Dave Johnson
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Joined: May 25, 2003
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If the line was simply i++; then i would be 1.
The trick here is the line in your code (i=i++ actually gives the variable i the value of i before the incrementation, thus the ++ has no effect on the newly assigned variable i.
Dave Johnson
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Sorry about the smilie, total mistake caused by ;) & me not disabling the bloody thing.
La Vish
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Hi Dave,
You can actually use the edit button to disable the smiley face so that you don't have to feel sorry for that!

La Vish
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Francis Siu
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hi sumeer
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