10.5. 10.5 Compile Time Expressions and Operators

As the previous section states, the HLA CTL supports constant expressions in the CTL assignment statement. Unlike the run-time language (where you have to translate algebraic notation into a sequence of machine instructions), the HLA CTL allows a full set of arithmetic operations using familiar expression syntax. This gives the HLA CTL considerable power, especially when combined with the built-in compile time functions the next section discusses.

Table 10-1 and Table 10-2 list operators that the HLA CTL supports in compile time expressions.

Table 10-1. Compile Time Operators
Operator(s) Operand Types[144] Description
- (unary) numeric Negates the specific numeric value (int, uns, real).
 

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