7 Expressions [expr]

7.6 Compound expressions [expr.compound]

7.6.13 Bitwise inclusive OR operator [expr.or]

inclusive-or-expression:
exclusive-or-expression
inclusive-or-expression | exclusive-or-expression
The | operator groups left-to-right.
The operands shall be of integral or unscoped enumeration type.
The usual arithmetic conversions ([expr.arith.conv]) are performed.
Given the coefficients and of the base-2 representation ([basic.fundamental]) of the converted operands x and y, the coefficient of the base-2 representation of the result r is 1 if at least one of and are 1, and 0 otherwise.
[Note 1:
The result is the bitwise inclusive OR function of the operands.
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