The iso646.h header file is part of the C standard library. It was added to this library in a 1995 amendment to the C90 standard. It defines a number of macros which allow programmers to use C language bitwise and logical operators, which, without the header file, cannot be quickly or easily typed on some international and non-QWERTY keyboards.
The filename refers to the ISO646 standard, a 7-bit character set with a number of regional variations, some of which have accented characters in place of the punctuation marks used by C operators.
The iso646.h header defines the following 11 macros as stated below:
These identifiers are operator keywords in the ISO C++ programming language and do not require the inclusion of a header file. For consistency, the C++98 standard provides the header
<ciso646>. However the latter file has no effect, being empty.