Using the C++ Ternary Operator Like a Rockstar
Every C++ programmer should be familiar with the ternary operator. I know there are some camps that will claim it's hard to read and magic syntax, so get over that for this example.
Here's what you've probably seen:
cout << (x > 0) ? "positive" : "negative" << endl;
Maybe you've even seen:
(x > 0) ? cout << "positive" << endl : cout << "negative" << endl;
However, did you know you could also use it as an lvalue?
(x < 0 ? x : y) = v;
Or how about this example:
(x < 0 ? x : y)++;