math is hard (to remember)
cabney at cyberpass.net
Fri Jul 13 16:00:32 CDT 2001
On 13 Jul 2001, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> cabney> If this goes through the whole bitstring, could you get a significant
> cabney> optimization removing zero's from the high end?
> No, it only removes bits from the right end for as many items as there
> are in the list. No savings there. And the "unpack" is fast, because
> the integer is already bit-ish. I doubt you'd find a much faster
I base my conclusion on the empty $bit variable, post-grep. I'll
take another look.
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