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Error Lvalue Required As Left Operand Of Assignment Deutsch

In this tutorial you will know about one of the most occurred error in C and C++ programming, i.e. lvalue required as left operand of assignment.

lvalue means left side value. Particularly it is left side value of an assignment operator.

rvalue means right side value. Particularly it is right side value or expression of an assignment operator.

Example:

In above example is lvalue and b + 5 is rvalue.

In C language lvalue appears mainly at four cases as mentioned below:

  1. Left of assignment operator.
  2. Left of member access (dot) operator (for structure and unions).
  3. Right of address-of operator (except for register and bit field lvalue).
  4. As operand to pre/post increment or decrement for integer lvalues including Boolean and enums.

Solve error: lvalue required as left operand of assignment

Now let see some cases where this error occur with code.

Example 1:

When you will try to run above code, you will get following error.

Solution: In if condition change assignment operator to comparison operator, as shown below.

Example 2:

Above code will show the error: lvalue required as left operand of assignment operator.

Here problem occurred due to wrong handling of short hand operator (*=) in findFact() function.

Solution: Just by changing the line ans*i=ans to ans*=i we can avoid that error. Here short hand operator expands like this, ans=ans*i. Here left side some variable is there to store result. But in our program ans*i is at left hand side. It’s an expression which produces some result. While using assignment operator we can’t use an expression as lvalue.

The correct code is shown below.

Example 3:

Above code will show the same lvalue required error.

Reason and Solution: Ternary operator produces some result, it never assign values inside operation. It is same as a function which has return type. So there should be something to be assigned but unlike inside operator.

The correct code is given below.

Some Precautions To Avoid This Error

There are no particular precautions for this. Just look into your code where problem occurred, like some above cases and modify the code according to that.

Mostly 90% of this error occurs when we do mistake in comparison and assignment operations. When using pointers also we should careful about this error. And there are some rare reasons like short hand operators and ternary operators like above mentioned. We can easily rectify this error by finding the line number in compiler, where it shows error: lvalue required as left operand of assignment.

Comment below if you have any queries related to above tutorial.


#include<stdio.h>

 

intmain(){

    inta=5,b=5;

 

    if(a%b=0)

        printf("its crazy");

 

    return0;

}

#include<stdio.h>

 

intmain(){

    inta=5,b=5;

 

    if(a%b==0)

        printf("its crazy");

 

    return0;

}

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#include<stdio.h>

 

intfindFact(intn){

    intans=1,i;

    

    for(i=1;i<=n;i++){

        ans*i=ans;

    }

 

    returnans;

}

 

intmain(){

    intn=5;

    intfact=findFact(n);

    printf("%d",fact);

 

    return0;

}

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#include<stdio.h>

 

intfindFact(intn){

    intans=1,i;

    

    for(i=1;i<=n;i++){

        ans*=i;

    }

 

    returnans;

}

 

intmain(){

    intn=5;

    intfact=findFact(n);

    printf("%d",fact);

 

    return0;

}

// misunderstanding ternary operator

#include<stdio.h>

 

intmain(){

    inta=5,b;

 

    a>=5?b=10:b=19;

 

    return0;

}

#include<stdio.h>

 

intmain(){

    inta=5,b;

 

    b=a>=5?10:19;

 

    return0;

}

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You have two declarations of button_state. This won't cause a problem because the scoping rules will mean inside loop you are using the local one and everywhere else you are using the global one. Personally I would remove the global one since you aren't using it.

As mentioned in the comments you have mistyped the keyword (but I think this is just on here not in you code) and you have used an assignment statement rather than a equivalence (= instead of ==).

Since you have tagged it as code review here are some minor points you might want to consider.

If a value doesn't change then you could mark it as , this doesn't make much difference to the compiler, it already knows, but it will help you when you come back to the code next week. So:

If you only use a value once you might be better it (more than once a const value should produce smaller code). The pre-processor (part of the compile process) will replace the defined name with the value, but you have easier to read and maintain code. So:

If you an int then always enclose the value in brackets to protect it from "arithmetic issues" (I can't think of a better way of describing it). So:

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