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[REBOL] Re: Bitwise operations

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 14-Aug-2003 15:58

Hi Andrew, AM> Does Rebol really need it? Wouldn't it be better to use Assembler, C or AM> C++ for that kind of job? Bit-twiddling usually means that one is AM> interfacing with hardware, and it's usually best to use a language AM> that's closer to the "metal" as it were and one that's very, very fast. Bit vectors are a handy, space efficient, structure that you can use for lots of things. They can also be handy for interfacing to libraries. When I have to do something that makes me jump through hoops to do it, then I'll really want it. Until then, I can see it as a nice-to-have feature. -- Gregg