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From: Hervé Brönnimann (hervebronnimann_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-01 21:48:46

I was surprised not to find the least_significant_ bit_index and
most_significant_bit_index functions. These can be heavily optimized
using binary search and logical and/or manips for integral types,
compared to a loop, so it would be especially worth having in your

Hervé Brönnimann
On Jan 31, 2007, at 5:30 PM, Art Stamness wrote:
> I have been working on a library that is used for low level bit
> manipulation of integral types, and modeling of n-bit length types. I
> have written it as a template library, for inclusion with the Boost
> library ( hopefully).
> This is my public request for interest to see if anyone would be
> interested in such a library. This code runs under  Visual Studio
> and g++ ( linux, and Mac ) . I have posted a web page with
> documentation ( still a work in progress ), of most all the
> functionality in the library. There is also a tar ball there, that
> has been tested with Boost 1.33.1 .
> Documentation and source tar-ball can be found here :
> Any feedback, positive, negative, suggestions is always appreciated.
> Also if there is a better suggestion for a name, I am open to it. I
> realize the Boost.Logic library has a very different purpose than
> this one, and don't want them to be confused.
> -Art
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