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Shashank D

Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 1
Here is the expression

int m = -3;
m = m >>> 32;

What will be the value of m and why... please explain your answer.
Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
Posts: 3271
Originally posted by Shashank D:
What will be the value of m and why... please explain your answer.

Shashank D,
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As for your question - do a search in this forum. This is a common topic of discussion so you'll find lots of threads that have examples of shift operators.

SCJP Tipline, etc.
Brian Lugo
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 165
Hi Shashank!
Did you try to compile and run this piece of code?
If yes, what do you think?
Anthony Villanueva
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
Posts: 1055
The value of m should still be -3. Bit shifting an int by 32 to the right is the same as not doing anything to it at all.
The general rule is: bit shifting an int by x times is equivalent to bit shifting by x % 32 (modulo 32).
I agree. Here's the link:
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