Hanumant Deshmukh (OCAJP Associate Java 8 Programmer Certification Fundamentals 1Z0-808) wrote:In other words, almost all of the operators in Java are defined to be left-associative. The only exceptions are the assignment operators (simple as well as compound) and the ternary operator.
Hey, this is a corner (edge of an edge) case, but as Charles pointed out that Hanumant Deshmukh mentioned somewhere else, all of the compound assignment operators are right-to-left as well.
jshell> x = 0
x ==> 0
jshell> y = 2
y ==> 2
jshell> z = 3
z ==> 3
jshell> a = x += y += z;
a ==> 5.0
x ==> 5
If it were true that simple = was the only right to left binary operator, x would be == 2 there, but literally all the compound assignment operators are right-to-left as well.
I feel like at some point I've seen this tested in someone's mock exam questions somewhere.
Hopefully not on real exam questions, but good to be prepared.
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