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bitwise shift operations

Rowan Chattaway
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Joined: Jan 18, 2002
Posts: 75
Can someone quickly explain to me the behavior of bitwise shift operations.
For example:

13 >> 1 = 6
13 >> 2 = 3
13 >> 3 = 1

I understand the logic in how these bits are shifted and the end result in these cases.
I also understand why if you shift over 3 then you should get 0 back.

However, my question is this: when you bitwise shift 13 to the right by 32, why do you get 13?

13 >> 32 = 13.


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Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
Posts: 3271
Try reading through this.


SCJP Tipline, etc.
 
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