Re: Bitvectors

From: Daniel Koepke (dkoepke@CALIFORNIA.COM)
Date: 09/23/97

On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Franco Gasperino wrote:

-+  I agree about the sprintbit, however by removing the high bit and allowing
-+it to be used would tend to throw a lot of new programmers for a loop. A
-+32 bit value using the last bit for flags would probably not be used by quite
-+a few people, not that it is a huge advantage to begin with.

Huh?  CircleMUD already uses all 32 bits, even though the 32nd is
often signed (eg., turns everything negative when set).  That's what
the "bitvector < 0" check is for in sprintbit().  Changing them to
unsigned will clarify it for coders universally (although not many
newbies even understand bitvectors).  Unless I'm misunderstanding...?

By 32nd, I of course mean the *last* bit, which is actually the 31st
(since numbering starts with 0 in C).

Daniel Koepke -:- -:-  [Shadowlord/Nether]

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