1's comp

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat May 21 21:34:01 CDT 2016

On 2016-05-21 10:26 PM, ben wrote:
> On 5/20/2016 7:19 PM, Sean Conner wrote:
>>> Hehe, what is a long long? Yes, you are totally right. Still, I assert
>>> that C is still the defacto most portable language on Earth. What other
>>> language runs on as many OS's and CPUs ? None that I can think of.
>>   A long long is at least 64-bits long.
> Only if you get rid of char pointers you are portable.
> I like 1's compilent because it handles shifting properly.
> using 1's compilment unsigned would be 1 bit less in size
> not 1 bit more the C standard seems to make it.

Don't underestimate the headache of handling two zeroes.


> Ben.

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