Bitwise XOR Operator (^) (Windows Scripting - JScript)


Performs a bitwise exclusive OR on two expressions.


result = expression1 ^ expression2


  • result
    Any variable.

  • expression1
    Any expression.

  • expression2
    Any expression.


The ^ operator looks at the binary representation of the values of two expressions and does a bitwise exclusive OR operation on them. The result of this operation behaves as follows:

0101   (expression1)
1100   (expression2)
1001   (result)

When one, and only one, of the expressions has a 1 in a digit, the result has a 1 in that digit. Otherwise, the result has a 0 in that digit.


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See Also

Bitwise XOR Assignment Operator (^=) (Windows Scripting - JScript)
Operator Precedence (Windows Scripting - JScript)
Operator Summary (Windows Scripting - JScript)