# Boolean expression

In computer science, a Boolean expression is used expression in a programming language that produces a Boolean value when evaluated, that is one of true or false. A Boolean expression may be composed of a combination of the Boolean constants true or false, Boolean-typed variables, Boolean-valued operators, and Boolean-valued functions.

Boolean expressions correspond to propositional formulas in logic and are a special case of Boolean circuits.

## Boolean operators

Most programming languages have the Boolean operators OR, AND and NOT; in C and some newer languages, these are represented by "||" (double pipe character), "&&" (double ampersand) and "!" (exclamation point) respectively, while the corresponding bitwise operations are represented by "|", "&" and "~" (tilde). In the mathematical literature the symbols used are often "+" (plus), "·" (dot) and overbar, or "∨" (cup), "∧" (cap) and "¬" or "′" (prime).

## Examples

• The expression "5 > 3" is evaluated as true.
• The expression "3 > 5" is evaluated as false.
• "5>=3" and "3<=5" are equivalent Boolean expressions, both of which are evaluated as true.
• "typeof true" returns "boolean" and "typeof false" returns "boolean"
• Of course, most Boolean expressions will contain at least one variable (X > 3), and often more (X > Y).