There are times when an expression becomes confusing because of implicit operator precedence. Take this Python expression: a, b, c, d = range(4) e = a + b // c << d >> a ** b or a + c * ...
Designing a programming language, I'm including the ** exponentiation operator. In Fortran and Python, the two languages I know of which have this operator, it binds more tightly than unary minus, ...
Let's say I have a boolean condition a AND b OR c AND d and I'm using a language where AND has a higher order of operation precedent than OR. I could write this line of code: If (a AND b) OR (c AND ...
The C Programming Language by K & R states that C, like most languages, does not specify the order in which operands of an operator are evaluated. (The exceptions are &&,||,?: and ','). ...
Could someone explain the rationale, why in a bunch of most popular languages (see note below) comparison operators (==, !=, <, >, <=, >=) have higher priority than bitwise operators (&, |, ...