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Re^4: Efficient bit counting with a twist.

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on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:11 UTC ( #1015695=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Efficient bit counting with a twist.
in thread Efficient bit counting with a twist.

It's funny, I'm sure we've all read that document numerous times, and yet before this I never noticed the % feature.

I've read it many times, and use the bit-counting form regularly; but always as '%32b*'.

As soon as I half read AnomalousMonk's post, the significance/simplicity of using a count rather than '*' became immediately obvious to me, and I physically blushed red in the realisation.

The only factor that slightly lessened my embarrassment was that I was not the only one who missed it. But only slightly :)

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