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Shawn Swift

February 18, 2005, 07:12 PM

I'm trying to translate a program from C, and there seem to be a few bugs I need to track down.

I need to know the following:

If I have this in C:
A -= B*C + D*E

Is that evaluated like this?
A = A - (B*C + D*E)

Or like this?
A = A - B*C + D*E


February 18, 2005, 07:30 PM

int main( void )
int A = 5;
int B = 4;
int C = 3;
int D = 2;
int result = 10;

result -= A*B + C*D;

printf( "%in", result );

return 0;

ouput = -16

Shawn Swift

February 18, 2005, 08:03 PM

So your answer is that it does everything on the right and then subtracts that from the value on the left.

I would have tested it myself, but I don't have a C compiler.


February 18, 2005, 10:54 PM

A = A - ((B * C) + (D * E))

1: B is multiplied by C
2: D is multiplied by E
3: Answer 1 is added to answer 2
4: Answer 3 is subtracted from A
5: Answer 4 is assigned to A

Multiplication has higher precedence than addition so it is done first.


February 19, 2005, 06:30 AM

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