# Bitwise XOR Assignment Operator (^=)

Performs a bitwise exclusive OR on a variable and an expression and assigns the result to the variable.

*result* ^= *expression*

#### Arguments

*result*
- Any variable.
*expression*
- Any expression.

#### Remarks

Using the **^=** operator is exactly the same as specifying:

result = result ^ expression

The **^=** operator looks at the binary representation of the values of two expressions and does a bitwise exclusive OR operation on them. The result of this operation behaves as follows:

0101 (result)
1100 (expression)
----
1001 (result)

When one, and only one, of the expressions has a 1 in a digit, the result has a 1 in that digit. Otherwise, the result has a 0 in that digit.

#### Requirements

Version 1

#### See Also

^ Operator | Operator Precedence | Operator Summary