Operators: complete list

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Arithmetic

Operator Name Types
+ sum integers, floats, complex values, strings
- difference integers, floats, complex values
* product
/ quotient
% remainder integers
& bitwise AND
| bitwise OR
^ bitwise XOR
&^ bit clear (AND NOT)
<< left shift integer << unsigned integer
>> right shift integer >> unsigned integer

See Arithmetic operators in the Go language specification for complete definitions of the shift, quotient and remainder operators, integer overflow, and floating point behavior.

See Bitwise operators cheat sheet for more about how to manipulate bits with operators and functions in package math/bits (bitcount, rotate, reverse, leading and trailing zeros).

Comparison

Comparison operators compare two operands and yield an untyped boolean value.

Operator Name Types
== equal comparable
!= not equal
< less integers, floats, strings
<= less or equal
> greater
>= greater or equal

Logical

Logical operators apply to boolean values. The right operand is evaluated conditionally.

Operator Name Description
&& conditional AND p && q   means "if p then q else false"
|| conditional OR p || q   means "if p then true else q"
! NOT !p   means "not p"

Others

Operator Name Description
& address of &x   generates a pointer to x
* pointer indirection *x   denotes the variable pointed to by x
<- receive <-ch   is the value received from channel ch

Operator precedence

Go operator precedence spells MACAO

Unary operators

Unary operators have the highest priority and bind the strongest.

Binary operators (MACAO)

Priority Operators Note
1 *  /  %  <<  >>  &  &^ Multiplicative
2 +  -  |  ^ Additive
3 ==  !=  <  <=  >  >= Comparison
4 && And
5 || Or

Binary operators of the same priority associate from left to right.

Statement operators

The ++ and - - operators form statements and fall outside the operator hierarchy.

Examples

Expression Evaluation order
x / y * z (x / y) * z
*p++ (*p)++
^a >> b (^a) >> b
1 + 2*a[i] 1 + (2*a[i])
m == n+1 && <-ch > 0 (m == (n+1)) && ((<-ch) > 0)

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