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|Programming in Lua|
|Part I. The Language Chapter 3. Expressions|
Operator precedence in Lua follows the table below, from the higher to the lower priority:
^ not - (unary) * / + - .. < > <= >= ~= == and orAll binary operators are left associative, except for `
^´ (exponentiation) and `
..´ (concatenation), which are right associative. Therefore, the following expressions on the left are equivalent to those on the right:
a+i < b/2+1 <--> (a+i) < ((b/2)+1) 5+x^2*8 <--> 5+((x^2)*8) a < y and y <= z <--> (a < y) and (y <= z) -x^2 <--> -(x^2) x^y^z <--> x^(y^z)When in doubt, always use explicit parentheses. It is easier than looking up in the manual and probably you will have the same doubt when you read the code again.
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