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Other terms[edit]

An "increment" is also a term for a C-shaped explosive charge which can be attached to the tail of a mortar round and givea slight increase in the distance that the round can be fired. (Usage from Marine Corps infantry)

Start a new article on that. If necessary (I don't know wheter Wikipedia will take care of this or not), create a disambiguation page. -- Rgiusti 14:13, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

There's also The Increment - a paramilitary unit consisting of ex-SAS/SBS types, used by the British Intelligence and Security services for shady ops.

I'll leave it to someone else to write it up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:27, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Undefined behavior[edit]

I would like to write about undefined behavior arosen with the misusage of the increment operator in large expressions, such as

i = i++;

which is amazingly common. However, I don't want to write something too specific. What do you guys think? -- Rgiusti 14:13, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


according to (Dennis Ritchie on C) the guy, who invented ++ and -- was Ken Thompson ca1 (talk) 22:58, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Why Haskell?[edit]

Why is there a section about Haskell's list concatenation function? This has nothing to do with increment, it merely happens to use the same symbol as C/C++/etc. do, and should be removed. (talk) 18:22, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree, for what it's worth -- (talk) 23:55, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Most of this page should move[edit]

"Increment" is a common English word with many meanings. This page is not the place for detailed explanations about the increment operator in Javascript and C. All that guff should be moved to a new page called something like Increment (computer programming). Peter Ballard (talk) 06:56, 3 November 2009 (UTC) Or better, Increment operator. Peter Ballard (talk) 23:09, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

0,1 or 3 ![edit]

"may result in having either the value 0 or 1 or even 2." I'm not totaly sure because I don't know how it work exactly. So I can't properly verify. But "int y = x++ + x++" should give :

  • 0 if the two increment happen after the sum.
  • 1 postincrement as I understand it.
  • 3 preincrement as I understand it.
  • or even 4 if like the 0 the 2 increments happen before everything else.

But I can't see any way it can get to 2 unless we suppose de compiler is inconsistant with himself. Maybe I'm wrong on this one... --Iluvalar (talk) 05:23, 10 December 2009 (UTC)