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Please feel free to exit along with the stage character that best represents you. Take intermissions as you see fit. Click on the stage if you have a hard time seeing it. If you get bored, you can jump to the code. Most importantly, enjoy the show!) Act 1: Once Upon a Time... Act 2: Crypto Basics.
Low Level Bit Hacks You Absolutely Must Know. I decided to write an article about a thing that is second nature to embedded systems programmers - low level bit hacks.
Bit hacks are ingenious little programming tricks that manipulate integers in a smart and efficient manner. Instead of performing some operation (such as counting the 1 bits in an integer) by looping over individual bits, these programming nuggets do the same with one or two carefully chosen bitwise operations. To get things going I'll assume that you know what the two's complement binary representation of an integer is and also that you know all the the bitwise operations. I'll use the following notation for bitwise operations in the article: & - bitwise and | - bitwise or ^ - bitwise xor ~ - bitwise not << - bitwise shift left >> - bitwise shift right The numbers in the article are 8 bit signed integers (though the operations work on arbitrary length signed integers) that are represented as two's complement and they are usually named 'x'.
Here we go. Bit Hack #1. 1. Egyptian Maths Bit Twiddling Hacks. By Sean Eron Anderson email@example.com Individually, the code snippets here are in the public domain (unless otherwise noted) — feel free to use them however you please.
The aggregate collection and descriptions are © 1997-2005 Sean Eron Anderson. The code and descriptions are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. As of May 5, 2005, all the code has been tested thoroughly. Thousands of people have read it.
Contents About the operation counting methodology When totaling the number of operations for algorithms here, any C operator is counted as one operation. Compute the sign of an integer The last expression above evaluates to sign = v >> 31 for 32-bit integers. Alternatively, if you prefer the result be either -1 or +1, then use: sign = +1 | (v >> (sizeof(int) * CHAR_BIT - 1)); // if v < 0 then -1, else +1 sign = (v ! Patented variation: f = v && ! Sean A. Ethiopian multiplication. Ethiopian multiplication You are encouraged to solve this task according to the task description, using any language you may know. A method of multiplying integers using only addition, doubling, and halving. Method: Take two numbers to be multiplied and write them down at the top of two columns. In the left-hand column repeatedly halve the last number, discarding any remainders, and write the result below the last in the same column, until you write a value of 1.
In the right-hand column repeatedly double the last number and write the result below. stop when you add a result in the same row as where the left hand column shows 1. For example: 17 × 34.
Binary - it's digitalicious! How binary works: The binary number system (aka base 2) represents values using two symbols, typically 0 and 1. Computers call these bits. A bit is either off (0) or on (1). When arranged in sets of 8 bits (1 byte) 256 values can be represented (0-255). Using an ASCII chart, these values can be mapped to characters and text can be stored. It's not magic, it's just math! See also:Hex | Octal Please note: This application only encodes and decodes 8-bit ASCII text and is for entertainment purposes only. Binary Game. Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science. A compendium of NP optimization problems.
Turing. Quantum computing. Programming.