Solved

what is the use of " | " in c language?

Posted on 2011-02-24
3
352 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
char x;
char y;
char z;
z= x | y;
I was wondering what is the use of " | " in c language, does it add bits?

0
Comment
Question by:logicallayer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 125 total points
ID: 34969238
the result is the bitwise inclusive OR function of its operands.
0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:sarabande
sarabande earned 125 total points
ID: 34969331
the bitwise or means that any bit set in either operand x or y would be set (1) in z.

contrary logical & is bitwise and and z would have only those bits set which were both set in x and y.

Sara
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:logicallayer
ID: 34969473
now it make sense, as I was going through a code of friend and this totally explains it...

thanks for both of you.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you thought about creating an iPhone application (app), but didn't even know where to get started? Here's how: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Important pre-programming comments: I’ve never tri…
C++ Properties One feature missing from standard C++ that you will find in many other Object Oriented Programming languages is something called a Property (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/CPP/A_3912-Object-Properties-in-C.ht…
The goal of this video is to provide viewers with basic examples to understand and use conditional statements in the C programming language.
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the concept of local variables and scope. An example of a locally defined variable will be given as well as an explanation of what scope is in C++. The local variable and concept of scope will be relat…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question