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How to perform bitwise OR operation in Swift

Theodore Kelechukwu Onyejiaku

Overview

In Swift, performing a bitwise OR operation means adding the binary representation of two decimal values and returning the result in decimal form. We'll need the OR operator |, which takes two operands. The operands here are the numbers we want to get the sum of their bits.

Syntax

number1 | number2
Syntax for bitwise OR operation in Swift

Parameters

number1 and number2: These are the number values we want to perform the bitwise OR operation on.

Return value

The value returned is a decimal representation of the result of adding the bits of number1 and number2.

Example

// create some values
var num1 = 3 
var num2 = 2
var num3 = 100
var num4 = 20
var num5 = 1
var num6 = 0

// perform OR operation
print(num1 | num2) // 3
print(num3 | num4) // 11
print(num5 | num6) // 1
Perform bitwise OR operation in Swift

Explanation

  • Lines 2–7: We create some variables.
  • Lines 10–12: Using the OR operator (|), we perform a bitwise OR operation on the values we created, then we print the results to the console.

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