[REBOL] Re: Bitwise operations
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 14-Aug-2003 15:58
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.