() ignored in some expressions

Geoffrey Rogers grogers at convex.com
Tue Apr 10 03:17:44 AEST 1990

In article <48079 at lanl.gov> u096000 at lanl.gov (Roger A. Cole) writes:
>In K&R1, expressions involving one of the associative and commutative
>operators can be arranged even when parenthesized.
>From the first time I read this, I've had difficulty not throwing up in
>instances where this applies.  I might be able to accept this *feature*
>a little more peacefully if someone could explain the basis for it.
>Is this feature also present in ANSI standard C?

NO. They fixed this part of the language in the standard. In MOST cases
this is not a problem with INTEGER math, but it is a BIG problem with
floating point numbers.


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