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Incrementing and decrementing.
Joined: Dec 21, 2007
Aug 17, 2010 10:34:33
Am I understanding this correctly...?
int myInt = 1; System.out.print("My int is :" + myInt++);
will print "My int is : 1
The reason for this is because the compiler acts like this :
use the variable, then increment it after
int myInt = 1; System.out.print("My int is :" + ++myInt);
will print "My int is : 2
The reason for this is the compiler acts like this :
increment the variable BEFORE using it
The compiler therefore must be smart enough to understand the scope of the variable, so it knows when it can increment it?
I'm just trying to understand these operators correctly
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Aug 17, 2010 10:43:30
Your understanding is correct. The Java Language Spec includes some detailed and highly technical language about precisely when the increment/decrement can happen in either case, but it boils down to just what you've said here.
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Joined: Apr 12, 2009
Aug 17, 2010 12:13:38
Also see this
Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Aug 20, 2010 19:57:52
100% Correct .......
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