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Why different operators, instead of letting the compiler figure it out? I think perhaps some of you have been spoiled by multi-GHz processors with multiple GBytes of RAM. Remember that C was designed in the 1970s, FORTRAN in the '50s, and consider the capabilities of the machines of the day. If you want your compiles to finish within a practical amount if ...


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Checking equality is not used exclusively in if statements. For example: are_equal = foo == bar If the syntax would allow for using single equals sign, such assignment would be ambiguous: are_equal = foo = bar This could either mean "compare foo and bar, and assign the result to are_equal", or "assign bar value to both are_equal and foo".


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I have a feeling this question might be moved to the Stackoverflow site but Its an interesting question. The reason behind this was because Fortran introduced the concept of using "=" as assigning values from one variable to another which led to a lot of confusion about what to use as an equality operator. To quote this wikipedia article. The use of the ...


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On Windows, Ctrl is primarily used for shortcuts to menu commands. Alt is used for access keys in menus and dialogs. While these are sometimes considered as shortcuts, Microsoft sees this more as an accessibility feature. Windows Key is used for system-wide functions. Function keys can also be used for shortcuts, and there are a few standard Function keys ...


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Windows is more focused on controling the bar, and shortcuts from the start menu : Win + number will make you come back to this task Win + E will make the Explorer file open you can access clicking on Start then on Computer Even if you can open task manager from right clicking on the windows bar, it's not the very first design. Since Alt controls ...


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There are a couple of things to bear in mind here. Keyboard shortcuts under Windows are often based on much older MSDOS commands and so don't always follow modern conventions. And, for shortcuts within programs, they are defined by the developer and tailored to the perceived needs of their user and so do not always follow existing paradigms (plus there are ...



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