Perl Programming/Keywords/xor

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The xor keyword[edit | edit source]

xor is a logical exclusive OR operator that has a very low precedence, but is otherwise equivalent to ^. For logical reasons, it cannot short-circuit.

Syntax[edit | edit source]


Examples[edit | edit source]

The code
$a = 5; # 0101
$b = 8; # 1000

print $a xor $b . ", " . $a  ^ $b . "\n";	# Returns 5
prints only the first variable, as the first operator is valid:

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