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Re: Auto-increment frenzy

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Aug 27, 2003 at 00:39 UTC ( [id://286913]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Auto-increment frenzy

Interesting, although it might have been more interesting had you given the expect results. I would expect
  1. 3
  2. 3
  3. 2

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Re: Re: Auto-increment frenzy
by asarih (Hermit) on Aug 27, 2003 at 01:12 UTC
    As long as we are on the subject of expectations, I was expecting:
    1. 5 (the first $a++ assigns 2 to $a, the second $a++ assigns 3, and then $a = 3 + 2). Or the flying pigs out of my nose.
    2. 3
    3. 3
      the first $a++ assigns 2 to $a, the second $a++ assigns 3, and then $a = 3 + 2
      well, I would expect that the post increment actually postincrements:
      $a++ returns $a and increments after that; so the first $a++ returns 1 and now $a is 2, the second increment returns 2 and makes $a = 3
      so the addition returns 1 + 2 = 3.
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