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But if you need the postfix there is no way around that, you are dealing with two separate values....the initial value and the return value. With prefix the only thing that matters is the return value. You are talking as if they do the same thing only if you choose one it is less efficient, but they don't, they do different things so have different implementations.
Life is a dark, meaningless void.
We're thrust upon this coincidental floating space rock to live a meaningless life before we inevitably return to dust.
The question you should be asking me is if anything makes me happy at this point.
The answer is a resounding yes: bothering you about your single line if statements