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Bitwise operators

Left shift

The left-shift operator causes the bits in the left value (either a variable or a literal)to be shifted to the left by the number of positions specified by the bits in the right value.

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var a = 20 << 2
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console.out(a) //Output: 80
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Right shift

The right-shift operator causes the bits in the left value (either a variable or a literal)to be shifted to the right by the number of positions specified by the bits in the right value.

Example

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var a = 8 >> 2
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console.out(a) //Output: 2
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Bitwise and

The result of the bitwise and (denoted by &) is 1 if the corresponding bits of two operands are 1. If either bit of an operand is 0, the result of corresponding bit is evaluated to 0.

Example

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var a = 12 //00001100 in binary
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var b = 25 //00011001 in binary
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console.out(a&b) //Output: 8
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Bitwise or

The result of the bitwise or (denoted by |) is 1 if at least one corresponding bit of two operands is 1.

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var a = 12
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var b = 25
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console.out(a|b) //Output: 29
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Bitwise xor

The result of the bitwise xor (denoted by ^) is 1 if the corresponding bits of two operands are opposite.

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var a = 12
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var b = 25
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console.out(a^b) //Output: 21
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One's complement

The bitwise complement (denoted by ~) changes 1 to 0 and 0 to 1.

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var a = 35 //00100011 in binary
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console.out(~a) //Output: 220
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