Operator Precedence

Operators Associativity

:: left to right   HIGH

() [] -> . left to right
++(postfix) --(postfix) typeid
static_cast dynamic_cast const_cast reinterpret_cast
right to left

++(prefix) --(prefix) left to right
! +(unary) -(unary) * &
new delete delete []
(type) sizeof
right to left

.* ->* left to right

* / % left to right   MEDIUM

+(binary) -(binary) left to right

<< >> left to right

< <= > >= left to right

== != left to right

&& left to right

|| left to right

= += -= *= /= %= &= ^= |= <<= >>= right to left

?: right to left   LOW

, left to right

Unary +, - and * have higher precedence than the binary forms. The operator () refers to function or constructor call.

Precedence determines the order in which operands are bound to operators. Operators on the same line have the same precedence; rows are in order of decreasing precedence.  C++ does not specify the order in which the operands of an operator are evaluated. Similarly, the order in which function arguments are evaluated is not specified. Examples:

 x = f() + g();                         a[i] = i++;
 printf("%d %d\n",++n,power(2,n));      z = x / ++x;

Programs should not depend upon the order of evaluation of expressions, except as guaranteed by ANSI C++ for the following operators:

 1.  a, b           comma operator (not the comma between arguments)
 2.  a && b         logical and
 3.  a || b         logical or
 4.  a ? b : c      conditional

All of these guarantee that expression a will be computed before expression b (or c).

In addition, when a function-call takes place all arguments are evaluated before control transfers to the function.

 5.  a(b)           function call

ANSI C++ guarantees that each full expression will be evaluted before going on.

 6.  each full expression