I’m trying to understand the behavior of increment and decrement operators in Python. Can someone explain how they work?
For example, when I try to increment or decrement a variable using the ++ or – operators, I get a syntax error.
x = 5 x++ # gives syntax error x-- # gives syntax error
What is the correct way to increment or decrement a variable in Python? Can I use the += and -= operators?
x = 5 x += 1 x -= 1
Is there any difference between using these operators and incrementing/decrementing using plain assignment statements?
x = 5 x = x + 1 x = x - 1
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!