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Guideline:  7.16#3Checked automatically with code checker

Synopsis:The convenience of the conditional operator should be weighed against the clarity of the code.
Language:C
Severity Level:7
Category:EXPRESSIONS


Description:

The interaction of the conditional operator with the precedence of other operators causes confusion for many novice programmers. If the second or third operand is a non-atomic expression it is clearer to use an if statement instead of the ? : operators. Hence,

Example:

len = (ac_DataLength <= 3) ? ac_DataLength : 3;

is allowed, but the following construction is not accepted.

Example:

len = (ac_DataLength <= 3) ? (ac_DataLength + 1) : 3;