Operands and Expressions

An "operand" is an entity on which an operator acts. An "expression" is a sequence of operators and operands that performs any combination of these actions:

  • Computes a value

  • Designates an object or function

  • Generates side effects

    Operands in C include constants, identifiers, strings, function calls, subscript expressions, member-selection expressions, and complex expressions formed by combining operands with operators or by enclosing operands in parentheses. The syntax for these operands is given in Primary Expressions.

See Also

Expressions and Assignments