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Chapter 6. Making Decisions > The Conditional Operator

The Conditional Operator

Perhaps the most unusual operator in the Objective-C language is one called the conditional operator. Unlike all other operators in Objective-C—which are either unary or binary operators—the conditional operator is a ternary operator; that is, it takes three operands. The two symbols used to denote this operator are the question mark (?) and the colon (:). The first operand is placed before the ?, the second between the ? and the :, and the third after the :.

The general format of the conditional expression is shown here:


  

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