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re: What is the simplest code to explain a loop? VIEW POST

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re: In for loops you can empoy this little trick to emphasize decrementing from max to 0: int max = 10; for (i = max; i --> 0;) { printf("."); ...

That's a neat trick! But it looks something more of a trick to get the shortest solution to a programming quiz rather than a practical solution, IMO.

Let's call it a syntactic sugar. It makes the code shorter, more visual while still keeping the same functionality; but may make someone puzzled about what it does on first sight as it's not common.

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