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 tedman 29Jan2007 04:11

post & pre increment question - very confusing

Code:

```    main()     {         int x=10, y=15;         x = x++;         y = ++y;         printf(“%d, %d\n”,x,y);     }```
the result for the above is 10, 16 , if i replace x=x++ with x++ the result is 11,16
so isnt x=x++ and x++ same??

secondly
Code:

```    main()     {         int x=20,y=35;         x=y++ + x++;         y= ++y + ++x;         printf(“%d%d\n”,x,y);     }```
the answer is 57, 94 on a mingw32-gcc.exe compiler and 56, 93 on a gcc compiler!!! so do different compilers work differently??

Thanks guys

 DaWei 29Jan2007 06:09

Re: post & pre increment question - very confusing

First, read "Before you make a query". If you already have, then you're just being rude.

Secondly, the operations you're performing result in undefined operation. The compiler can do anything it likes, including melt your system into a slag heap. Read about sequence points.

 shabbir 29Jan2007 09:34

Re: post & pre increment question - very confusing

x = x++;
You are assigning the value to the variable and then incrementing it and so it is 10
y = ++y;
You are incrementing the value and then assigning it and so its one more than the original value.
x=y++ + x++;
y= ++y + ++x;
For this try evaluating from Right to left because C is normally Right To Left evaluated and almost all the compilers follow that but as DaWei said you are at the mercy of the compiler to give you results.

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