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    What does the & operator in c++ do (as opposed to the && operator?)

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    There are two different uses for the & operator. It is a bitwise and as well as the reference operator.

    Is it in a piece of code that you are confused over or something?
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    The '&' operator is used the following way:

    return (13 & 4);
    OR LATER:

    return (13 & 8);

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