Re: Prefix/Postfix increment operators


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Posted by Missy on December 18, 2001 at 18:33:03:

In Reply to: Prefix/Postfix increment operators posted by Andy on December 18, 2001 at 15:21:51:

: How come the Postfix returns Count-1? Got this question from Operators 11; page 93. Thanks for the help.

From my understanding, if you have
y = 5;
y = x++;

The assignment of x to y is done first.
Then x is incremented.

so after:
y = 5;
y = x++;

y would equal 5 and x would equal 6.

For the correct values to be held, count (the value of x) must be incremented, but since it is postfix Count-1 must be return for y to be correct.

Hope that makes sense.





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