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Jan
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comment How can a programmer keep up with the hardware world?
I've known about Tom's hardware, but hadn't seen AnandTech, so thanks for that. You mentioned some good points, as did many others who answered.
Jan
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comment How can a programmer keep up with the hardware world?
I love that definition of hardware.
Jan
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accepted Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Aug
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comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Precisely the point that I had thought of, yes.
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Aug
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comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Thanks for this great example!
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Aug
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comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
@Job: Well, I obviously wouldn't use names like that when teaching someone (or when programming at all, really), but for the sake of the question I thought they'd be appropriate. :]
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Aug
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comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
I understand your explanation, but could not the compiler just look ahead until the end of the statement?
Aug
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comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Yes, but I suspect that the text in the editors would be right-aligned as well...
Aug
3
comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
I suppose that this form is more natural when program lines are considered as "statements" as opposed to "operations." As in, I declare that X must equal THIS, instead of the more linear Evaluate THIS and store it in X
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