Wrong and Wrong Again
Java's Ternary Operator - No, it's Not!
I need to stop referring to the ternary operator (
? :) in Java as “the ternary operator”. It is not the ternary operator; it is a ternary operator. It may currently be the only ternary operator in the core Java Language Specification - but even so, I should call it by its correct name, which is the conditional operator.
Java's Modulo Operator - No, it's Not!
I need to stop referring to the modulo (
%) operator in Java as “the modulo operator”. It’s the remainder operator.
Java does not have a modulo operator.
Here is how Java’s remainder operator behaves, along with division (assuming
Perhaps even more importantly, I need to understand that modulo operators in other languages may not always work in a consistent way when it comes to how negative numbers are handled. Here is a great article about that:
A table of results from the above article:
|Language||13 mod 3||-13 mod 3||13 mod -3||-13 mod -3|