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July 01, 2009, 15:06

Sorry to be a party crusher, but you've got a mistake (at least one, I stopped reading.)

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Bit Hack #6. Turn off the rightmost 1-bit.

y = x & (x-1)
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Plain wrong. Any X ending with xxx10, when ANDed with (x-1), which obviously ends with xxx01, gives xxx00, ie. a number whose LAST TWO BITS ARE 0.

2d & 1d = 0
10d (0xA) & 9d (0x9) = 8.

Sorry.

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