Silly newbie question - Carrot character (^)
anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 15:02:52 CET 2010
On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Krister Svanlund <krister.svanlund at gmail.com
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Matty Sarro <msarro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey Everyone,
> > Just curious - I'm working on a program which includes a calculation of a
> > circle, and I found myself trying to use pi*radius^2, and getting errors
> > that data types float and int are unsupported for "^". Now, I realized I
> > making the mistake of using '^' instead of "**". I've corrected this and
> > now working. However, what exactly does ^ do? I know its used in regular
> > expressions but I can't seem to find anything about using it as an
> > Sadly my google foo is failing since the character gets filtered out.
> It's a binary operator i think... something like xor.
Yes. Infact '^' is binary XOR.
>>> a = 4
>>> b = 5
>>> a ^ b
100 ^ 101 = 001
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