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Re: [Scheme-reports] Bitwise operations on bytes
Alan Watson scripsit:
> That is my specific question: did you consider including bitwise
> operation on bytes only?
We did not. Feel free to make a small WG1-ish proposal for them, though
I doubt it will pass at this point.
I'll note that in Java and C#, boolean arrays are represented with one
(logical) bit per byte; on modern systems, the cost of setting bits is
high enough (read-modify-write) that a factor of 8 in space is well
worth paying. This would not be true of embedded systems.
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