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Re: Re: Re: flip-flop operator and sequence number

by srawls (Friar)
on Jun 28, 2001 at 19:27 UTC ( #92318=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: flip-flop operator and sequence number
in thread flip-flop operator and sequence number

not puts things in a boolean context, either true or false. False is 0 and true is anything else (in numerical context at least), by convention we use 0 and 1 as false and true when we aren't concerned about data, just truthfulnes.

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