##
&

& —
Bitwise AND operator.

## Description

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

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.

## Syntax

a **&** b (bitwise AND)

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.