Today I’m here to talk about my love affair with the logical Exclusive-Or (XOR). Some pronounce is “ex-or”, others pronounce it “ZOR”. Either way, I am dedicating my time this year to blogging about bit manipulation. I do this in hope that some soul out there, digging up boolean algebra topics like I did, will stumble across my work. I hope I can provide engaging material to somebody out there, who shares in my fascination with bit manipulation.
As a primer, for those of you who are unfamiliar with boolean algebra, or for those who need a refresher:
An XOR is an operator. There are operators in arithmetic that you’re definitely familiar with.
+, −, ÷…