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C6316

warning C6316: Incorrect operator: tested expression is constant and non-zero. Use bitwise-and to determine whether bits are set

This warning indicates the use of bitwise-or (|) when bitwise-and (&) should have been used. Bitwise-or adds bits to the resulting expression, whereas bitwise-and selects only those bits in common between its two operators. Tests for flags must be performed with bitwise-and or a test of equality.

The following code generates this warning:

#define INPUT_VALUE 2
void f( int Flags)
{
  if (Flags | INPUT_VALUE) // warning
  {
    // code
  }
}

To correct this warning, use the following code:

#define ALLOWED 1
#define INPUT_VALUE 2

void f( int Flags)
{
  if ((Flags & INPUT_VALUE) == ALLOWED)
  {
    // code
  }
}

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