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This is a very North American poll isn't it? Or are there some European Chefs/Cooks there that I don't know about? Where's Delia Smith? Or (cringe) Ainsley Harriott? Anyway, I learned to cook from various books - from Madhur Jaffrey to Delia Smith, to the Joy of Cooking. And I love making bread.

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    [jdporter]: one prog I have has a UI which allows to input a bit mask
    [jdporter]: currently it expects the bitmask to be in the form of a hex number, e.g. 0x0101
    [jdporter]: but I'd like to let the user specify it as individual bits, i.e. 0b0000000100000001
    [jdporter]: there is no bit/binary equivalent of hex, right?
    [jdporter]: I guess that the most direct way of doing it is with some magical incantation involving unpack or whatever
    [jdporter]: let me google that for me ;-)
    [jdporter]: hex points explicitly to oct, which does the job. :-D
    [jdporter]: omg, I f love Perl!
    [choroba]: say unpack 'H*', pack 'B*', $mask =~ /0b([01]+)/;

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