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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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In reply to Re^4: Efficient bit counting with a twist. by BrowserUk
in thread Efficient bit counting with a twist. by BrowserUk

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