Right Shift

Format: x >> y

Arguments: (int) x, y Any integers

Returns: (int) The value of x with all bits shifted right y places

Description: This operator converts x from a floating-point number to a 32-bit integer, shifts all bits y places to the right, and then returns the result as a floating-point number.

The difference between Right Shift and Zero-Fill Right Shift is in how the sign bit is treated. With Right Shift, the sign is preserved by keeping the most significant bit unchanged. With Zero-Fill Right Shift, the most significant bit is set to zero.

Examples: 16>>3 = 2  (10000 >> 3 = 00010)

  12>>2 = 3  (01100 >> 2 = 00011)

  -12>>2 = -3  (sign is preserved)

See Also: Zero-Fill Right Shift, Left Shift, Bitwise And, Bitwise Or, Bitwise Exclusive Or, Bitwise Not

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