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Thread: The meaning of the characters "?" & ":" in for loops

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    Default The meaning of the characters "?" & ":" in for loops

    May someone please advs the meaning of these characters when used in for loop(are these operators)?
    Also, Pls advs what is the name of the api which explaines them? i treid looking for them in the java.lang package api, no luck.

    Thank you in advance for the help.


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    Default Re: The meaning of the characters "?" & ":" in for loops

    Can you post an example? This looks like the ternary operator to me, not like a for loop.

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    Default Re: The meaning of the characters "?" & ":" in for loops

    Yes, those are operators. They are not specific to for loops (as PhHein said).

    The two combined form a ternary operator (i.e. 3 parameters).

    a ? b : c

    How to read this:

    If a is true, then evaluate b. Else, evaluate c.

    Basically it condenses an if/else statement into an expression fragment.

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