Increments the value of a variable by 1.


x++; // increment x by one and returns the old value of x

++x; // increment x by one and returns the new value of x

Parameter Values

  • x: variable. Allowed data types: int, long (possibly unsigned).

Return Values

  • The original or newly incremented value of the variable.

Example Code

x = 2; y = ++x; // x now contains 3, y contains 3 y = x++; // x contains 4, but y still contains 3
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