2 + 2 equals "Monday Evening"

I wanted to follow up on Jeffrey’s post and one of the comments.  It has to do with this example:

PS> [int]1/2

The reason that we get a double rather than an int is because of precedence.  The conversion has a higher precedence than the division operation, so what


really means is:

“Convert 1 to an integer and then divide by 2”, which will result in a double (0.5).  If we really want our results to be an integer, we should do the following:


which first does the division and then converts to an integer.  Viola, we get what we want!

PS> [int](1/2)

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