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unary-expression assignment-op assignment-expression
The assignment operators are:
= *= /= %= += -= <<= >>= &= ^= |=
The = operator is the only simple assignment operator, the others are compound assignment operators.
In the expression
E1 = E2,
E1 must be a modifiable lvalue. The assignment expression itself is not an lvalue.
E1 op= E2
has the same effect as
E1 = E1 op E2
except the lvalue
E1 is evaluated only once. For example,
E1 += E2 is the same as
E1 = E1 + E2.
The expression's value is
E1 after the expression evaluates.
For both simple and compound assignment, the operands
E2 must obey one of the following rules:
E1is a qualified or unqualified arithmetic type and
E2is an arithmetic type.
E1has a qualified or unqualified version of a structure or union type compatible with the type of
E2are pointers to qualified or unqualified versions of compatible types, and the type pointed to by the left has all the qualifiers of the type pointed to by the right.
E2is a pointer to an object or incomplete type and the other is a pointer to a qualified or unqualified version of void. The type pointed to by the left has all the qualifiers of the type pointed to by the right.
E1is a pointer and
E2is a null pointer constant.
Note: Spaces separating compound operators (
=) will generate errors.
Note: There are certain conditions where assignment operators are not supported when used with properties.