One way of implementing the OR operation (e.g. in LISP) is to test P first, and then evaluate Q only if P is false. The resulting operation is noncommutative; in some languages there is a distinct notation for this.
When it is implemented as a basic machine code instruction, OR usually operates on pairs of bytes or pairs of words. In these cases the OR operation defined above is normally applied to pairs of corresponding bits.
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