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    • Type: Language-Specification
    • Status: Active
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      Description

      The use of operators pairs ( =+ or =-) where the reversed, single operator was meant (+= or -=) will compile and run, but not produce the expected results.

      This rule raises an issue when =+ or =- is used without any spacing between the two operators and when there is at least one whitespace character after.

      Noncompliant Code Example

      Dim target As Integer = -5
      Dim num As Integer = 3
      
      target =- num ' Noncompliant; target = -3. Is that really what's meant?
      target =+ num ' Noncompliant; target = 3
      

      Compliant Solution

      Dim target As Integer = -5
      Dim num As Integer = 3
      
      target = -num ' Compliant; intent to assign inverse value of num is clear
      target += num
      

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            andrei.epure Andrei Epure
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