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Folks,

Does anybody have a good real world example of when the unsigned right shift operator might be useful. I know what it does but am trying to see just how beneficial it may be. Thanks!

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Have a look at the java.util.BitSet source code.

As it holds the data in an long-array, it makes intense use of shift operators.
 
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just keep in mind that this isn't an SCJP topic for Tiger.
 
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Well, doesn't the output seem familiar?

x >>> n is equivalent to (x/2^n)
 
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Originally posted by Sravan Kumar:

Well, doesn't the output seem familiar?

x >>> n is equivalent to (x/2^n)[/QB]



Hi Sarvan,
Your above statement is not right.
See,


This will print 2. The >>> operator is not like << which is multiplication by 2^n.
 
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