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Re: Confusion about code sample in perlfaq4by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:50 UTC||Need Help??|
Don't they want to get a list "e.g. ( 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0 ... )" as stated in the beginning of that section,
Why not just try it out?
The are producing a list of the positions of the bits that are set.
I do agree that the section title and description and the sub name are woefully bad.
I'm also less than impressed with the claims for efficiency:
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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