what does it means?

int myXor(int x, int y)

{

return (x | y) & (~x | ~y);

}

It is basically “^” operator defined using a function… I mean this function works as ^ operator for

int x and y in paramter

^ operator is bitwise XOR… It means ith bit of output integer is XOR of ith bit of x and ith bit of y in binary representation…

XOR is a binary function which takes two parameters of one bit and returns 1 if both are different and returns zero if both are same… try searching exclusive-OR (XOR)

For example if x=5 and y=12 then x^y = myXor(x,y) = (…00101)^(…01100)

Where …00101 and …01100 are binary representation of 5 and 4 respectively…

= (…01001) = 9

Where 01001 in binary is equivalent to 9 in decimal… hence function will return 9…

5^12 would also give the same output…