<mathematics> (mod) The operator that returns the remainder after integer division of its first argument by its second. Written as "%" in C and some other languages.
Where the second argument is a power of two, the result can be calculated much more quickly using bitwise and with the appropriate bit-mask.
Last updated: 1999-07-12
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