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Ternary operation or operator in Java: what is that?

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By definition an operator that takes three arguments has name a ternary operator. Please notice that the resullt can have different type (not the same as arguments).

Java has one ternary operator - Conditional Operator ?:

Generally it looks like this: condition ? op1 : op2. If condition is false, the statement evaluates as op2; otherwise (true), it evaluates as op1.

Conditional operator ? can be grouped right-to-left. The expression op1?op2:op3?op4:op5?f:op6 can be rewritten for easier understanding like this:


The conditional operator ? was introduced in many programming languages as a shorthand replacement for the if-then-else conditional statement.

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