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[Compound Operators]

Description

Increments the value of a variable by 1.

Syntax

x++;  // increment x by one and returns the old value of x
++x;  // increment x by one and returns the new value of x

Parameters

x: variable. Allowed data types: integer, long (possibly unsigned)

Returns

The original or newly incremented value of the variable.

Example Code

x = 2;
y = ++x;      // x now contains 3, y contains 3
y = x++;      // x contains 4, but y still contains 3

See also