Right, I misread the question, and probably could've explained myself better as opposed to confusing the definition of precedence and laying blame where it wasn't deserved when it was actually me who misunderstood the real definition. As far as precedence and order of how the evaluation occurs, it makes sense that the ANDs are evaluated first, thus are higher precedence than the ORs, which I understood, and I guess I was thinking which is of higher "importance" or something... I don't know, but I was dwelling on the fact that it doesn't matter for a given OR what side evaluates to TRUE or FALSE if one side is true so in the case of 1 AND 0 OR 1, the OR was of higher precedence because the 1 AND 0 didn't matter. Oh well. It was my mistake and my stupidity. Thanks and sorry about your goat.