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LShift(I,Shift)

LShift: `INTEGER`

function, the ``KIND=`' value of the type being that of argument `I`.

`I`: `INTEGER`

; scalar; INTENT(IN).

`Shift`: `INTEGER`

; scalar; INTENT(IN).

Intrinsic groups: `f2c`

.

Description:

Returns `I` shifted to the left
`Shift` bits.

Although similar to the expression
`` I*(2**Shift)`', there
are important differences.
For example, the sign of the result is
not necessarily the same as the sign of

Currently this intrinsic is defined assuming
the underlying representation of `I`
is as a two's-complement integer.
It is unclear at this point whether that
definition will apply when a different
representation is involved.

See LShift Intrinsic, for the inverse of this function.

See IShft Intrinsic, for information on a more widely available left-shifting intrinsic that is also more precisely defined.