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Bitwise union of two numbers

Description

The | object performs a bit-by-bit "or" of two numbers (expressed in binary for the task). It is similar to the operator found in the C programming language.

Arguments

Name Type Opt Description
initial-value int opt Sets an initial value to be or-ed with a number received in the left inlet.

Messages

bang In left inlet: Performs the calculation with the numbers currently stored. If there is no argument, | initially holds 0.
int input [int]
In left inlet: Outputs a number composed of all those bits which are 1 in either of the two numbers.
  (inlet1) comparison-number [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored for combination with a number received in the left inlet.
float input [float]
Converted to int.
set set-input [int]
In left inlet: The word set followed by a number will set the input to the bitwise-or operation without causing output (a successive bang will output the result).
list input [list]
In left inlet: Combines the first and second numbers bit-by-bit, and outputs a number composed of all those bits which are 1 in either of the two numbers.

Information for box attributes common to all objects

Output

int: All the non-zero bits of the two numbers received in the inlets are combined. If a bit is 1 in either one of the numbers, it will be 1 in the output number, otherwise it will be 0 in the output number.

Examples

All non-zero bits are combined......... Can be used to pack two numbers into one int

See Also

Name Description
& Bitwise intersection of two numbers
&& If both numbers are non-zero, output a 1
|| If either of two numbers is non-zero, output a 1
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