The **XOR operator** in **Golang “compares the corresponding bits of two numbers and returns a new number where each bit is set to 1 if and only if exactly one of the corresponding bits in the operands is 1”**. The **“^”** symbol represents the bitwise **XOR (exclusive OR)** **operator**.

The **bitwise** **operators** take both signed and unsigned integers as input. However, a shift operator’s right-hand side must be an unsigned integer.

The **^** operator in **Go** performs **OR** operations between two integer numbers provided as an operand.

It has the following characteristics.

In the above table, the output is 1 *only* when both the input values differ.

If both input values are the same, it will result in **0** when **XORed**. The **XOR** operator has many interesting uses in computing.

The XOR is used to toggle values, such as changing values from **0** to 1 and 1 to **0** in a sequence of bits.

**Binary XOR Operator** copies the bit if it is set in one operand but not both. So, for example, (A ^ B) will give 49, which is 0011 0001.

**Example**

```
package main
import "fmt"
func main() {
a := 19
b := 21
c := a ^ b
fmt.Printf("The Value of c is %d\n", c)
}
```

**Output**

`The Value of c is `**6**

In the example above, the variable **c** will contain the value 6 (110 in binary) because only the leftmost and rightmost bits differ between **a** and **b**. All other bits are the same, resulting in a 0 bit.

The XOR operator can be used for many purposes, such as flipping individual bits, comparing two numbers to see which bits are different, and generating random numbers.

Krunal Lathiya is a seasoned Computer Science expert with over eight years in the tech industry. He boasts deep knowledge in Data Science and Machine Learning. Versed in Python, JavaScript, PHP, R, and Golang. Skilled in frameworks like Angular and React and platforms such as Node.js. His expertise spans both front-end and back-end development. His proficiency in the Python language stands as a testament to his versatility and commitment to the craft.