Pipe in the "return" statement

John Gordon gordon at panix.com
Mon Jul 25 16:39:17 CEST 2011

In <1c175da2-79f4-40ed-803f-217dc935df6c at m8g2000yqo.googlegroups.com> Archard Lias <archardlias at googlemail.com> writes:

> > > return <statement> | <statement>
> >
> > It's simply a bitwise OR.

> Yes, but how does it get determined, which one actually gets returned?

Neither value is returned on its own; the bitwise OR of both values is
computed and that value is returned.

It seems that you don't understand what the term "bitwise or" means.
Perhaps a Google search might help.

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