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From: Baranowski, Daniel (dbaranowski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-18 20:40:34

Being relatively new to the Boost community, I'm not sure if this has
already been brought up, but after searching the mailing list archives,
I couldn't find anything, so my apologies if I'm bringing up an old


I really enjoy the syntax and ease of use of std::bitset and therefore
boost::dynamic_bitset, but I don't see a way, unless I'm missing
something, to perform those same operations on an int or long that
exists outside of the bitset object. Specifically, in having to deal
with legacy code that uses a bitmask, it would be nice to be able to
operate on the int or long without doing copies to/from a bitset object.


Has any consideration been given to a bitset-like object that will do
such things? Or is this problem too trivial to consider?


Once again, forgive me if I'm just repeating someone else, or if this
functionality already exists and I just missed it!





PS. A BIG high-five to all the developers who have contributed to Boost!
My life expectancy has increased by at least 5 years because of you!

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