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Name

### | (bitwise OR)

Examples
```int a = 205;   // In binary: 11001101
int b = 45;    // In binary: 00101101
int c = a | b; // In binary: 11101101
println(c);    // Prints "237", the decimal equivalent to 11101101```

```int a = 255 << 24; // Binary: 11111111000000000000000000000000
int r = 204 << 16; // Binary: 00000000110011000000000000000000
int g = 204 << 8;  // Binary  00000000000000001100110000000000
int b = 51;        // Binary: 00000000000000000000000000110011
// OR the values together:    11111111110011001100110000110011
color argb = a | r | g | b;
fill(argb);
rect(30, 20, 55, 55);```
Description Compares each corresponding bit in the binary representation of the values. For each comparison two 1's yeild 1, 1 and 0 yeild 1, and two 0's yeild 0. This is easy to see when we look at the binary representation of numbers

`  11010110  // 214& 01011100  // 92  --------  11011110  // 222`

To see the binary representation of a number, use the binary() function with println().
Syntax
`value | value2`
Parameters
value1 int, char, byte int, char, byte
Usage Web & Application
Related & (bitwise AND)
binary()
Updated on June 14, 2010 12:05:29pm EDT