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Re: master ac1d15e95c 1/2: ; * src/data.c (Fash): More precise doc strin

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: master ac1d15e95c 1/2: ; * src/data.c (Fash): More precise doc string
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 01:57:36 -0400

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  > It is okay to say that shifting is the same as multiplying or
  > dividing, but why say _only_ that?  The operation is "bit shift", so
  > the most natural way of describing it is in terms of shifting bits.

That's the way I think of it.

However, when you're not dealing with a fixed width, and negative
numbers are included, it may be necessary to specify precisely the
behavior of right-shift on negative numbers.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
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