xor operator

xor operator Bitwise exclusive or operator

exclusive-or-expr := exclusive-or-expr ^ and-expr | exclusive-or-expr xor and-expr

The bitwise exclusive or operator requires integer or enumeration operands. It performs the usual arithmetic conversions, then does an exclusive or operation on pairs of bits in the operands, resulting in an integer.

The xor operator is interchangeable with the ^ token.


unsigned bitmask = 0xFFF0;

bitmask = bitmask ^ 0x0F12;  // bitmask becomes 0xF0E2.

See Also

bitand, bitor, expression, xor_eq, Chapter 3, <ciso646>