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[REBOL] Re: Bitwise operations

From: andrew:martin:colenso:school at: 15-Aug-2003 9:22

Paul wrote:
> I think REBOL needs more native functions for handling bitwise
operations. Does Rebol really need it? Wouldn't it be better to use Assembler, C or C++ for that kind of job? Bit-twiddling usually means that one is interfacing with hardware, and it's usually best to use a language that's closer to the "metal" as it were and one that's very, very fast. Just my opinion. Andrew J Martin Attendance Officer & Information Systems Trouble Shooter Colenso High School Arnold Street, Napier. Tel: 64-6-8310180 ext 826 Fax: 64-6-8336759 DISCLAIMER: Colenso High School and its Board of Trustees is not responsible (or legally liable) for materials distributed to or acquired from user e-mail accounts. You can report any misuse of an e-mail account to our ICT Manager and the complaint will be investigated. (Misuse can come in many forms, but can be viewed as any material sent/received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language and/or other issues described in our Acceptable Use Policy.) All outgoing messages are certified virus-free by McAfee GroupShield Exchange Phone: +64 6 843 5095 or Fax: +64 6 833 6759 or E-mail: [postmaster--colenso--school--nz]