Not Understanding Order of Operations With Multiple Types: Which Type Gets Priority?
int a = 3; csharp> int b = 2; csharp> double c = 3.5; csharp> double y = a / b * c; //The correct answer to the above is 3.5 //as we're to be executing a/b first and then that result divided by c
Just because I can get the right answer here doesn't mean I understand why this is the correct answer....What I'm not understanding here is two-fold:
1) Why, given that Multiplication and Division have equal standing in terms of execution order in math, is a/b executed first? In this answer: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/integers-and-doubles-question-7 @Pablo Rocha implies that integers have priority over floats (aka doubles)....or is it simply that the math based code here is "read" from left to right: a/b comes before b*c? (it was my understanding that C# is "read" by the computer from right to left with assignment...so it should have been "read" by the REPL as c * b/a, which would result in 2.33 repeating)
2) If it is the case that ints have priority somehow over doubles (aka floats) are there exceptions to this priority? What about the math order of operations? How do type priorities work with math order of operation priorities?
Steven Parker170,315 Points
Math evaluation (and its order) takes precedence over assignment evaluation.
- assignments are performed right to left meaning everything on the right of the "
=" is evaluated first
- this does not affect the order of evaluation of the right-side terms themselves
- math operations (including order) take precedence over assignment operations
- math operations of equal priority are performed left to right
- types do not affect math evaluation order
For reference, this MSDN Page lists operators in order of precedence.