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I find something really weird, if I used below expression in excel and c# I get different results.
 
(1) ^ (-12)
 
Excel gives 1 and c# gives -11.
 
Which one is right one?
Posted 24-Apr-13 10:48am

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They are really different. It's no wonder that different expressions give different results, is it? Smile | :)
 
As different expressions, they are both "right", why not? In Excel, '^' means "power", in C#, it means "exclusive OR" (XOR). Please see:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/calculation-operators-and-precedence-HP010078886.aspx[^],
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zkacc7k1.aspx[^],
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6a71f45d.aspx[^].
 
—SA
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Maciej Los at 24-Apr-13 17:06pm
   
Short and to the point!
+5
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 24-Apr-13 17:09pm
   
Thank you Maciej. I was trying hard for you to like it. :-)
—SA
Maciej Los at 24-Apr-13 17:16pm
   
Don't do it for me, but for OP ;)
I like it anyway ;)
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 24-Apr-13 17:25pm
   
:-)

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