Re: RBB: Realy Big Bitvectors

From: Jaco van Iterson (J.C.vanIterson@ET.TUDelft.NL)
Date: 12/09/95

There is NO way you can have more than 8 flags in a byte
without making restrictions about the number of flags
that can be set at any one time!

I could pack 255 flags in to a byte but then only 1 of
the 255 flags could be set.

If we are talking about general systems for storing flags
then any combination of flags being set or unset should be
allowed. 8 flags per byte is the maximum then.


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