Archived Visual Fortran (read-only)

.or. - expression

Hello to all,

following question: Because of calculating speed, I would like to know the following. When using the .or.-expression in for example an if-else-statement. How is it internally parsed? Does Fortran first check the first expression and, if it is true, it skips checking for the second? Or does it check both expressions in any case?

if ( (input .eq. 1.0) .or. (input .eq. 2) ) then
do something
end if

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Integer inum, ret
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Tab Control

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Calling DLL's From VBScript/ASP


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