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From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-07-12 04:38:01

On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 at 22:15, Neill Clift via Boost-users <
boost-users_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I use the same sort of logic to calculate Floor(Log2(n)) (number of
> largest bit set), to clear the bottom say b bits of an integer.
> Is this a reasonable (though probably not idea) way to go?

Iff you're gonna fiddle with the limbs anyway, why not just set the bits to
zero, directly.

> I noted that the limbs are 32 bits on Windows and this leads me to my
> second question. How can I get the internals of boost using bigger chunks
> like 64 bit?

You'll have to compile the code for 64-bits (x64), then you'll get 64-bit

It seems I need a compiler supporting __int64.

 You should use the std-types std::int64_t and std::uint64_t (#include

I tried LLVM but that seemed quite slow. I may not have put enough effort
> into investigating LLVM up to this point.

Clang/LLVM (and gcc) has a builtin type (in 64-bit mode only) as an
extension __uint128_t (pass (-Xclang) -fforce-enable-int128).


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