# operator-lshift

The left shift operator accept plain or long integers as arguments. The arguments are converted to a common type. It shifts the first argument to the left by the number of bits given by the second argument.

A left shift by n bits is defined as multiplication with `pow(2,n)`

; for plain integers there is no overflow check so in that case the operation drops bits and flips the sign if the result is not less than `pow(2,31)`

in absolute value. Negative shift counts raise a **ValueError** exception.

To support this operator in your own classes, implement the __lshift__ method.