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Downto Operator

In C the so called "downto" operator is a joke played on nubs. It goes like this: Did you know C has a hidden downto operator -->? Try it:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
  int n = 20;

  while (n --> 10) // n goes down to 10

  return 0;

Indeed this compiles and works. In fact --> is just -- and > operators.

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