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Justin Thyme Permalink
June 30, 2009, 20:23

Nice entry-level tutorial; but, excuse me - "hacks"?

Sorry to nit-pick, but since you're trying to teach worthwhile and legitimate C.S. topics, why reach for the most tired of all techno-marketing-isms: hack.

If the term is truly to have no meaning whatsoever anymore (yes, it's worn out) -- then let's just quit using it.

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Daniel Swe Permalink
August 18, 2011, 18:20

I agree with you to some extent although I do not consider this Computer _Science_. If people keep saying C.S. to every little programming related thing they find then we will find ourselves the laughing stock of the scientific community.

nick Permalink
September 25, 2015, 01:26

bit-hacks is a canonical term for this type of thing.

Peter A. Permalink
December 20, 2015, 22:13

Bit fiddling.

Sam Shipman Permalink
May 11, 2018, 18:47

The authors of HAKMEM would like a word with you.

Jordan Permalink
May 12, 2018, 03:51

George Boole would like a word with authors of HAKMEM.

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