I'm currently taking my first C++ class, and the book has an example of declaring array values with an increment operator. When I first saw the code I thought that it was skipping position 0 of the array because of the increment, but when I run the code I can see that it's not. I am trying to understand why that's so.
The code I am referring to is below.
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inventory[numItems++] = "rusty short sword";
inventory[numItems++] = "armor";
inventory[numItems++] = "shield";
When I see that code I think: OK this is going to assign "rusty short sword" to inventory, because numItems is 0, and this array initialization increments numItems so it's actually going to be set to position 1 in the array, not 0.
However that doesn't seem to be the case, and I don't quite understand why. I can't find anything that explains this in more detail either. Can someone help shed some light on this?