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By rhezo, history, 7 years ago, In English

I was solving this problem. I have a function go, which returns a boolean true or false. When I replace "|" with "||", I get AC, otherwise I get TLE on test 6. I get AC with "||" and "or", but TLE with "|". Can anyone tell me the difference between the three?

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For booleans there is priority difference:

Can you show your code? Possibly you use '|' and '&&' combination.

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| is bitwise operator.

|| and "or" are logical operator.

As tyamgin said it could happen because of precedence.

"The & and | operators have lower precedence than comparison operators. That means that x & 3 == 1 is interpreted as x & (3 == 1), which is probably not what you want." Source

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First of all, || and or are identical, but there is a big difference between | and ||.

|| is a boolean operator. a || b returns true or false. If a is non-zero, then the value of b is not checked (since the answer is guaranteed to be true).

| is bitwise-or. a | b returns a number (which can then be cast to a boolean if you need to). This evaluates both a and b, and then computes the bitwise or of them.

The most likely reason that || is not getting TLE is because it is not evaluating the second operand. This is especially true if the second operand is a complex function that has to be evaluated.