|Isn't "$|++" the same as "$|=1"?
A lot of people seem to think it is, but it's not.
If for some reason $| = -1, doing a $|++ will make $| = 0, and usually that is not what $|++ is meant to do.
- $|++ adds one to the current value of $|.
- $| = 1 sets the value of $| equal to one.
$| = 1 is much safer and more straight forward (less ambiguous?).
Update: Whoops. I was way wrong. A thousand lashes to me for misleading my fellows due to my neglectful ignorance. Thanks to dvergin for the correction and for setting me straight..
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