# Elixir v1.9.0-dev Bitwise View Source

A set of macros that perform calculations on bits.

The macros in this module come in two flavors: named or operators. For example:

```
iex> use Bitwise
iex> bnot(1) # named
-2
iex> 1 &&& 1 # operator
1
```

If you prefer to use only operators or skip them, you can pass the following options:

`:only_operators`

- includes only operators`:skip_operators`

- skips operators

For example:

```
iex> use Bitwise, only_operators: true
iex> 1 &&& 1
1
```

When invoked with no options, `use Bitwise`

is equivalent
to `import Bitwise`

.

All bitwise macros can be used in guards:

```
iex> use Bitwise
iex> odd? = fn
...> int when band(int, 1) == 1 -> true
...> _ -> false
...> end
iex> odd?.(1)
true
```

# Link to this section Summary

## Guards

Infix operator; calculates the bitwise AND of its arguments.

Infix operator; calculates the result of an arithmetic left bitshift.

Infix operator; calculates the result of an arithmetic right bitshift.

Infix operator; calculates the bitwise XOR of its arguments.

Calculates the bitwise AND of its arguments.

Calculates the bitwise NOT of its argument.

Calculates the bitwise OR of its arguments.

Calculates the result of an arithmetic left bitshift.

Calculates the result of an arithmetic right bitshift.

Calculates the bitwise XOR of its arguments.

Infix operator; calculates the bitwise OR of its arguments.

Prefix (unary) operator; calculates the bitwise NOT of its argument.

# Link to this section Guards

# left &&& right View Source (macro)

Infix operator; calculates the bitwise AND of its arguments.

```
iex> 9 &&& 3
1
```

# left <<< right View Source (macro)

Infix operator; calculates the result of an arithmetic left bitshift.

```
iex> 1 <<< 2
4
iex> 1 <<< -2
0
iex> -1 <<< 2
-4
iex> -1 <<< -2
-1
```

# left >>> right View Source (macro)

Infix operator; calculates the result of an arithmetic right bitshift.

```
iex> 1 >>> 2
0
iex> 1 >>> -2
4
iex> -1 >>> 2
-1
iex> -1 >>> -2
-4
```

# left ^^^ right View Source (macro)

Infix operator; calculates the bitwise XOR of its arguments.

```
iex> 9 ^^^ 3
10
```

# band(left, right) View Source (macro)

Calculates the bitwise AND of its arguments.

```
iex> band(9, 3)
1
```

# bnot(expr) View Source (macro)

Calculates the bitwise NOT of its argument.

```
iex> bnot(2)
-3
iex> bnot(2) &&& 3
1
```

# bor(left, right) View Source (macro)

Calculates the bitwise OR of its arguments.

```
iex> bor(9, 3)
11
```

# bsl(left, right) View Source (macro)

Calculates the result of an arithmetic left bitshift.

```
iex> bsl(1, 2)
4
iex> bsl(1, -2)
0
iex> bsl(-1, 2)
-4
iex> bsl(-1, -2)
-1
```

# bsr(left, right) View Source (macro)

Calculates the result of an arithmetic right bitshift.

```
iex> bsr(1, 2)
0
iex> bsr(1, -2)
4
iex> bsr(-1, 2)
-1
iex> bsr(-1, -2)
-4
```

# bxor(left, right) View Source (macro)

Calculates the bitwise XOR of its arguments.

```
iex> bxor(9, 3)
10
```

# left ||| right View Source (macro)

Infix operator; calculates the bitwise OR of its arguments.

```
iex> 9 ||| 3
11
```

# ~~~expr View Source (macro)

Prefix (unary) operator; calculates the bitwise NOT of its argument.

```
iex> ~~~2
-3
iex> ~~~2 &&& 3
1
```