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Article:
  Go with the Flow
Subject:   How to read the question mark ("?")
Date:   2003-08-20 12:23:02
From:   halliday
Seth, you said:
<blockquote>So you can read the question mark as "if the following is true, evaluate this"</blockquote>


Unfortunately, this should read either as:
<blockquote>So you can read the question mark as "if the preceding is true, evaluate this"</blockquote>


or as:
<blockquote>So you can read the question mark as "if the condition is (was) true, evaluate this"</blockquote>


(Just trying to help clarity [and I wish the blockquotes were not mangled in my post].)