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Advantage of Ternary operator ?

Saibabaa Pragada
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Joined: Oct 24, 2010
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Hi, When should we go for Ternary operator when compared to if-else if-else loop?
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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If-else isn't a "loop".

I use the ternary operator whne choosing between two values, and if-else when choosing between operations.

For example:

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