Operators: complete list



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.


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 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"


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