What's the difference between
or in Ruby?
Let's look at an example to find out. First, let's start with some boolean variables:
> a, b = false, true => [false, true]
Now, let's try the different or operators:
> a || b => true > a or b => true
Cool, they seem to work as expected.
Finally, let's capture the result in a variable:
> c = a or b => true > c => false
But why is
c false and not true? Operator precedence. The assignment
=) takes precedence over the
or operator causing
c to be
assigned to the value of