Left Shift Operator
Bitwise Left Shift Operator is used to push zero bits on the rightmost side and let the leftmost bits to overflow. This is also called Zero-Fill Left-Shift.
The symbol of bitwise Left Shift operator is <<.
The syntax to do bitwise Left Shift operation for the operands: x and y, is
x << y
This operation left shifts the bits in x, by y number of times.
The following is a simple example of how bitwise Left Shift operation is done for given two numbers.
x = 5 y = 2 #bit level x = 00000101 x << 2 = 00010100 Therefore x << y = 20
In this following program, we take integer values in x, and y, and perform bitwise Left Shift operation x << y.
5<<2 = 20
In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned about Bitwise Left Shift Operator, and it’s usage with the help of examples.