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Mmm, a nice looking exam question.
What do YOU know about the difference(s) already.

Show us that you've done a bit of work yourself, and that you might learn something (as opposed to simply dumping your homework, then hoping to copy/pasting the answer).

Which would you use in a for loop to increment the loop control variable? for ( i = 0 ; i < 10 ; /*i++ or ++i here? */ ) Which would you use for copying a block of memory?


if you not confident enough then what you have to do is:

you remove the optmization of you're compiler and diassemble you're
binary program and see , then you'll get more confident.

Just use a olydebug like program or on visual C++ IDE there is a diassembly viewer that was enabled on debug time. Go there and read
the code for more self confident.

Edited by NicAx64: n/a


IMO, it's better to understand the concept from a language point of view, than knowing what ONE single implementation does in ONE specific test case.


Which one is most likely , ++i or i++

//++i  OR i++ ?
    int temp = i;
    i = i+1;
    return temp;
//++i OR i++ ?
    i = i + 1;
    return i;

Maybe the name will help you :

++i is called pre-increment
i++ is called post-increment

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Answers like:

Which is equivalent to n = n + 1;

  1. ++n;
  2. n++;

are meaningless. They are the same.

A better answer is:

What is the difference between:

  • x = n++;
  • x = ++n;

Once that is understood then you can get into stuff like avoiding object temporaries for non-native types. (See the C++FAQ-Lite.)

Hope this helps.


i need the difference between i++ and ++i, where is i++ used and where ++i is used

++i means increment the value of i by 1 n then use it. "change the value n then use"
i++ means use the value of i as it is and after using increment the value by 1"use and then change"

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