# Fortran Wiki shifta

## Description

Returns a value corresponding to i with all of the bits shifted right by shift places. If the absolute value of shift is greater than bit_size(i), the value is undefined. Bits shifted out from the right end are lost. The fill is arithmetic: the bits shifted in from the left end are equal to the leftmost bit, which in two’s complement representation is the sign bit.

## Standard

Fortran 2008 and later

## Class

Elemental function

## Syntax

result = shifta(i, shift)

## Arguments

• i - The type shall be integer.
• shift - The type shall be integer.

## Return value

The return value is of type integer and of the same kind as i.