Or Operator

For Boolean expressions, returns “true” if one or more expressions are true. For integer expressions, does a bitwise OR operation.

Syntax

expression_1 Or expression_2

Parts

expression_1
A Boolean or integer expression.
expression_2
A Boolean or integer expression.

Instructions

For Boolean expressions, the result is false only if expression_1 is false and expression_2 is false at the same time. The table that follows shows how to find this result.

Truth table for expression_1 Or expression_2
If expression_1 is And expression_2 is Then the result is
TrueTrueTrue
TrueFalseTrue
FalseTrueTrue
FalseFalseFalse

Note: The operator Or always evaluates the two expressions. This includes procedure calls, which can have side effects. A different operator, Or Else, does not evaluate the second expression if the first is false.

For bitwise operations, the operator Or compares each bit at the same position in the two numeric expressions. The table that follows shows how to calculate the bit in the result.

Bitwise operation of expression_1 Or expression_2
If the bit in expression_1 is And the bit in expression_2 is Then the bit in the result is
111
101
011
000

Note: The logical and bitwise operators have lower precedence than the arithmetic and relational operators. Thus, we recommend that you put parentheses around bitwise operations to make sure they give correct results.

Examples

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See also