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meekgeek on 02/09/11


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When to use the ?: conditional operator


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URL: http://blog.jactionscripters.com/2011/02/09/when-to-use-the-conditional-operator/

  1. /*Fumio Nonaka in: Coding|Jump To Comments February 9, 2011
  2. The conditional operator ?: is used to select an alternative value to be assigned. It is basically faster than the if statement.*/
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  5. myVariable = (condition) ? valueA : valueB;
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  8. if (condition) {
  9. myVariable = valueA;
  10. } else {
  11. myVariable = valueB;
  12. }
  13. /*However if the value selected by the conditional operator is to be added with the addition assignment operator +=, its operation will come to be slow.*/
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  16. myVariable += (condition) ? valueA : valueB;
  17. //Using the assignment operator instead makes it a little faster.
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  20. myVariable = (condition) ? myVariable + valueA : myVariable + valueB;
  21. //But in this case, the if statement is better to use.
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  25. if (condition) {
  26. myVariable += valueA;
  27. } else {
  28. myVariable += valueB;
  29. }

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