As Ron says, there's no difference between
The latter convention was probably adopted by people who forgot they weren't programming in C.
The only excuse I can think of for using it is that it reminds you to say (for a decrement)
which wouldn't work.
Development Manager, Technical Group
METRICS Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA
>>> kviel <kviel@GMCF.ORG> 06/19/2001 10:57 AM >>>
I am aware that a statement such as
may short cut:
retain count 0;
How does this differ from count+1?
The following seems to produce the same results, but it may be do to a
do i=1 to 10;
retain c 0;
Georgia Medical Care Foundation
57 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-2224
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, and any documents, files
or previous e-mail messages attached to it may contain proprietary,
privileged or confidential information. If you are not an intended
recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or use of any of the information contained in or
attached to this transmission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have
received this transmission in error, please immediately notify me by
reply e-mail and destroy the original transmission and its
attachments without saving them in any manner.