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^ (power) operator

The right-associative, binary infix ^ operator is used to compute its left-hand operand raised to the power of its right-hand operand.


Integer eight = 2 ^ 3;



The ^ operator is defined as follows:


See the language specification for more details.


The ^ operator is polymorphic. The meaning of ^ depends on the Exponentiable interface.


The result type of the ^ operator is the same as the type of the This type argument of its left hand Exponentiable<This, Other> operand.

Meaning of power for built-in types

For the built-in numeric types Integer and Float, ^ performs normal mathematical exponentiation, subject to the limitations of the relevant type.

See also