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# What are the Eqv, Imp, and Xor Operators used for?

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What are the Eqv, Imp, and Xor Operators used for?

Please give me some good easy-to-understand examples of why you'd use each of these logical operators. I've used the AND OR & NOT before, but I don't understand why you'd use any of the others.

Thanks!

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I have documentation on how they work and everything. I'm looking for reasons to use them. Examples in which it would make sense to actually put these to use. Thanks!
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Eqv, Imp, Xor are bitwise operators and are not frequently used.

Eqv is the logical equivalence operator. As a Boolean operator, it returns True if both expressions are either True or False, but it returns False if one is True while the other is False. As a bitwise operator, it returns 1 if both bits are the same (that is, if both are 1 or both are 0), but it returns 0 if they are different.

Imp is the logical implication operator. As a Boolean operator, it returns True unless its first expression is True while the second is False. As a bitwise operator, it returns 1 unless the bit in the first expression is 1 while the bit in the second expression is 0. In VB .NET, Imp can be replaced with a combination of the Not and Or operators for logical operations.
For example,
bResult = (Not bFlag1) Or bFlag2
is equivalent to the statement:
bResult = bFlag1 Imp bFlag2

Xor operator returns a true if one, and only one, of the expressions evaluates to True. For example,
Expr1             Expr2            Result
0                  0                 0
0                  1                 1
1                  0                 1
1                  1                 0

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