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Esther mueni
Esther mueni

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Arduino-conditional operator ? :

This might sound surprising but after close to 2 years working in the IoT field, I am yet to fully understand the ternary operator. Today I was forced by a project I am doing to read and understand it. So here is what I understood.

The ternary operator is some kind of conditional statement.

relayState ? Relay_ON : Relay_OFF
This means that if relay state returns true, turn on the relay, else turn it off.

a>b ? a : b
If a is greater than b, return a else return b.

Simple as that.

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surfeandolaweb profile image

You can see it like:

if (a > b) {
return a;
} else {
return b;

but in one line