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bit_exp - Bit operators
Bit operators work with the individual bits of the operands. The
is specified by the operands involved. Linking two operands with
BIT-XOR has a result of this length,
as each individual bit is set according to the table from the bits of the corresponding positions in the operands.
BIT-NOT changes the bits of the operands to its right as shown in the table.
|x||y||BIT-NOT x||x BIT-AND y||x BIT-XOR y||x BIT-OR y|
The order of the columns in the table reflects the priority of the bit operators. The operator
BIT-NOT has the highest, and
BIT-OR the lowest priority. Within one
level of parentheses, the results of operators with
higher priority are formed before the results with operators of a lower priority. For consecutive operators
of the same priority, the evaluation is carried out from left to right, except for the operator
BIT-NOT, which is executed from right to left.