Bitwise Operators in python
When it comes to binary numbers, bitwise operators are the choice.
Bitwise operators are used to performing operations on binary numbers.
AND, OR, XOR operators
&operator sets each bit to 1 if both bits are 1.
|operator sets each bit to 1 if one of two bits is 1.
^operator sets each bit to 1 if only one of two bits is 1. Output:
AND 82 OR 2039 XOR 1957
Ha Ha, surprised about the outputs?! The outputs are a result of the binary numbers a and b which gets converted into an integer, each time bitwise operation is performed.
~operator inverts all the bits.
- In python, the number gets converted into an inverted signed number.
- left shift
<<operator shifts left by pushing zeros in from the right and let the leftmost bits fall off.
- right shift
>>operator shifts right by pushing copies of the leftmost bit in from the left, and let the rightmost bits fall off. Output:
Right shift 277 Left shift 4444