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assert with ternary operator

Shwetha Sharma
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Joined: Jun 01, 2008
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Source : http://www.etattva.com/

The explaination says :
Compilation error because Here ternary operator & augmented form of assertion are used in a wrong way. Syntex of ternary operator is <Boolean exp>?<msg>:<msg> In augmented form of assertion, syntax is, assert <Boolean expression> : <msg expression> If we write it as assert (a > 0) ? <Boolean exp> : <Boolean exp>; then it will compile .

I am not clear with the bold part.For eg if we use it as follows:
int a=0;
assert (a > 0) ? true : false;

what is the above code doing ??


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Ruben Soto
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Joined: Dec 16, 2008
Posts: 1032
assert (a > 0) ? true : false; is just a roundabout way of saying:
assert a>0;


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