Asked • 07/05/19

C# logic order and compiler behavior?

In C#, (and feel free to answer for other languages), what order does the runtime evaluate a logic statement? Example: DataTable myDt = new DataTable(); if (myDt != null && myDt.Rows.Count > 0) { //do some stuff with myDt } Which statement does the runtime evaluate first - myDt != null or: myDt.Rows.Count > 0 ? Is there a time when the compiler would ever evaluate the statement backwards? Perhaps when an "OR" operator is involved? --- > & is known as a logical bitwise operator and will always evaluate all the sub-expressions What is a good example of when to use the bitwise operator instead of the "short-circuited boolean"?

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