Golang Programming Operators
Operators are symbols that tell the compiler to perform specific operations that may be mathematical, relational or logical. The Golang programming language has a rich in inbuilt operators that can be grouped into: Arithmetic Operators, Relational Operators, Logical Operators, Bitwise Operators, Assignment Operators and the Misc Operators.
So, let’s dive in and find out about these operators:
#1: Arithmetic Operators
Here are examples of Golang’s arithmetic operators and their uses:

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+

 ” It adds two operands. For instance if A=20 and B=20 then A+ gives 40 as the answer.

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–

 ” It subtracts the second operand from the first operand. For example, if A=20 and B=20 then A – B will yield 0.

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*

 ” It’s used for multiplication of operands. For example, A*B produces 400.

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/

 ” It’s used for division. For instance, A/B produces 1.

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%

 ” It’s a modulus operator—it displays the remainder of a number after an integer division. For instance, B % A yields 0 as a remainder.

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++

 ” It’s an increment operator—it increases integer value by one. For instance, A++ yields 21.

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—
 ” It’s a decrements operator—it decreases an integer value by one.
#2: Relational Operators
Here are examples of Golang’s relational operators and their uses:

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==

 ” It checks whether the values of two operands are equal or not. If they are equal, the condition becomes true. For instance A==B is true if A=20 and B=20.

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!=

 ” It checks whether the values of two operands are equal or not. For instance, A!=B is false.

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>

 ” It checks whether the value of the left operand is greater than what is on the right operand.

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<

 ” It checks whether the value of the left operand is less than what is on the right operand.

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>=

 ” It checks whether the value of the left operand is greater than or equal to what is on the right operand.

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<=
 ” It checks whether the value of the left operand is less than or equal to what is on the right operand.
#3: Logical Operators
Here are examples of Golang’s logical operators and their uses:

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&&

 ” the logical AND operator. If both the operands are not zero, then condition is true.

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 ” the logical OR operator. If any of two operands is not zero, then condition is true.

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!
 ” the logical NOT Operator. It reverses the logical state of its initial operand.
#4: Bitwise Operators
The bitwise operators performs bitbybit operations in programming. Here are examples of Golang’s bitwise operators and their uses:

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&

 ” the binary AND operator. It copies a bit to the result if it is existing in both the operands.

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 ” the binary OR operator. It copies a bit if it is existing in either operand.

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^

 ” the binary XOR operator. It copies the bit if it is set in only one operand and not both operators.

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<<

 ” the binary left shift operator. It moves the left side by a number of bits that are specified by the right operand.

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>>
 ” the binary right shift operator. It moves the right side by a number of bits that are specified by the right operand.
#5: Assignment Operators
Here are examples of Golang’s assignment operators and their uses:

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=

 ” It assigns values from right side operands to the left side operand.

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+=

 ” It adds the right operand to left operand and assign the answer to left operand.

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=

 ” It subtracts the right operand to left operand and assign the answer to left operand.

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*=

 ” It multiplies the right operand to left operand and assign the answer to left operand.

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/=
 ” It divides the right operand to left operand and assign the answer to left operand.
#6: Misc Operators
Here are examples of Golang’s misc operators and their uses:

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&

 ” It returns the address of a given variable.

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*
 ” It’s a pointer to a particular variable.
Now you can begin using Golang’s operators.
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