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The left shift assignment operator (<<=) moves the specified amount of bits to the left and assigns the result to the variable.


Operator: x <<= y
Meaning:  x   = x << y


Using left shift assignment

let a = 5; 
// 00000000000000000000000000000101

a <<= 2; // 20
// 00000000000000000000000000010100


ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Assignment operators' in that specification.

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