Operator order of precedence
You determine the value of an expression by the order in which the parts are evaluated. Operators with greater precedence are evaluated before operators with less precedence. Operators with the same precedence are evaluated from left to right.
To override the normal order of evaluation in an expression, use parentheses. Subexpressions in parentheses are evaluated before the other parts of the expression, from left to right.
The following table summarizes the order of operator precedence. The operands in the table are binary except where noted. Operators on the same line have the same precedence. In order of highesttolowest, the precedence of LotusScript® operators is:
Type of Operator 
Operator 
Operation 

Arithmetic 
^ 
Exponentiation 
 
Unary negation (unary minus) 

*, / 
Multiplication, floatingpoint division 

\ 
Integer division 

Mod 
Modulo division (remainder) 

, + 
Subtraction, addition 

Concatenation 
& 
String concatenation 
Relational (Comparison) 
=, <>, ><, <, <=, =<, >, >=, =>, Like 
Numeric and string comparison Equal to, not equal to, not equal to, less than, less than or equal to, less than or equal to, greater than, greater than or equal to, greater than or equal to, Contains (substring matching) 
Object reference comparison (Same precedence as Relational) 
Is, IsA 
Tests object type, refers to the same object 
Logical 
Not 
Logical negation or one's complement 
And 
Boolean or bitwise And 

Or 
Boolean or bitwise Or 

Xor 
Boolean or bitwise exclusive Or 

Eqv 
Boolean or bitwise logical equivalence 

Imp 
Boolean or bitwise logical implication 

Assignment 
= 
Assignment 
Examples
This example shows the order of precedence for Arithmetic operators.
Print 6 + 4 / 2 ' Prints 8
Print (6 + 4) / 2 ' Prints 5
Print 2 ^ 2 ' Prints 4
Print (2) ^ 2 ' Prints 4
This example shows the order of precedence for Comparison operators:
Print 5 < 3 ' Prints False
Print 5 > 3 ' Prints True
Print "Alphabet" = "Alpha" & "bet" ' Prints True
Print 4 And 10  2 * 3 / 2
' Output: 4 because 2 * 3 = 6
' 6 / 2 = 3
' 10  3 = 7 (binary 111)
' 4 (binary 100) And 7 (binary 111) = 4 (binary 100).
You can alter the default order in which operations are performed by enclosing the expressions you want evaluated first in parentheses.
For example:
anInt% = 5
anotherInt% = 10
aThirdInt% = 7
print anInt%  (anotherInt% + aThirdInt%)
' Output: 12
or, alternatively:
theResult% = 1 Or 1 Imp 0
Print theResult%
' Output: False
' because 1 Or 1 = True, and True Imp 0 is False.
theResult% = 1 Or (1 Imp 0)
Print theResult%
' Output: True
' because 1 Imp 0 is False, and 1 Or False is True.
A function is evaluated before any of the operators in an expression.
For example:
Print 1 > 0
' Output: False
Print Abs(1) > 0
' Output: True