Chapter 3. Examining Expressions and Statements
Learn the essentials of C++ expressions
See how to use operators and operands
Learn to use C++ statements
Discover expression statements
A compiler isn’t very smart—it can’t think. It needs a formal set of rules that exactly describes the C++ language so that it knows what we mean by each symbol and combination of letters in our source code. This formal set of rules about how C++ must be written is called C++ syntax. The set of rules that determines meaning and application of these syntax rules is called C++ semantics.
The formal rules that govern how valid instructions are written in a programming language.
The set of rules that provides the meaning of instructions ...