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Name

& (bitwise AND)

Examples
int a = 207;    // In binary: 11001111
int b = 61;     // In binary: 00111101
int c = a & b; // In binary: 00001101
println(c);     // Prints "13", the decimal equivalent to 00001101

color argb = color(204, 204, 51, 255);
// The sytax "& 0xFF" compares the binary
// representation of the two values and
// makes all but the last 8 bits into a 0.
// "0xFF" is 00000000000000000000000011111111
int a = argb >> 24 & 0xFF;
int r = argb >> 16 & 0xFF;
int g = argb >> 8 & 0xFF;
int b = argb & 0xFF;
fill(r, g, b, a);
rect(30, 20, 55, 55);
Description Compares each corresponding bit in the binary representation of the values. For each comparison two 1's yield 1, 1 and 0 yield 0, and two 0's yield 0. This is easy to see when we look at the binary representation of numbers

  11010110  // 214
& 01011100  // 92
  --------
  01010100  // 84

To see the binary representation of a number, use the binary() function with println().
Syntax
value & value2
Parameters
value1 int, char, byte
value2 int, char, byte
Related| (bitwise OR)
binary()
Updated on August 17, 2018 03:36:37pm EDT

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