| — Bitwise OR operator.

The bitwise operators perform operations of bitwise AND, bitwise OR, bitwise NOT and bitwise non-equivalence.

`a `**|** b (bitwise OR)

where the arguments *a* and
*b* may be further expressions. They are
converted to the nearest integer to machine precision and then the
operation is performed.

The priority of these operators is less binding that the arithmetic ones, but more binding that the comparisons.

Parentheses may be used as above to force particular groupings.

For an example of usage, see the entry for *&*