Bit flip only function?

Richard Damon Richard at
Mon Jul 21 00:04:49 UTC 2014

On 7/20/14, 7:42 PM, Christ Schlacta wrote:
> You're all trying too hard to map bit strings to integers.  Sometimes 
> a bit string is just a bit string.  For bitwise negation, obviously, 
> 1111 1111 should negate to 0000 0000, and 10 1010 should negate to 01 
> 0101.  There is no consideration of repetition to infinity, or sign, 
> or any other arithmetic numerical properties.  The bit string is 
> simply a bit string.
But you are NOT using a tool designed for "bit strings" but for 
unlimited precision arithmetic. "Unlimited precision numbers", like the 
package uses DO have sign (represented as an infinitely repeated sign bit).

Richard Damon

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