missing 'xor' Boolean operator

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Tue Jul 14 21:43:42 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Mark Dickinson<dickinsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 14, 7:25 pm, "Dr. Phillip M. Feldman" <pfeld... at verizon.net>
> wrote:
>> Current Boolean operators are 'and', 'or', and 'not'.  It would be nice to
>> have an 'xor' operator as well.
> Hmm.  I don't think 'nice' is sufficient.  You'd need to make the case
> that it's sufficiently useful to justify adding a new keyword 'xor' to
> the language;  I suspect that would be an uphill struggle. :)
> I'll just note that:
> (1) It's easy to emulate xor:  'x xor y' <-> bool(x) != bool(y)

Using the xor bitwise operator is also an option:
bool(x) ^ bool(y)


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