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Why Bit Manipulation extremely efficient and compact way of data storage and processing a way of low-level interaction with peripheral devices: mice, disks, scanners, etc. memory and compute cycles are cheap, bit manipulating programs are cryptic. Do not use unless you have to
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Bit - elementary unit of information storage can store either 1 or 0 Electronic circuits are most robust and dependable if they have at most two stable states computer data is stored and processed as sequences of bits more complex data types are encoded in bit sequences How are signed/unsigned integers are represented? Floating point data? Characters? base for numeric representation can be decimal, octal or hexadecimal octal constant has leading 0 : 012 == 10 hexadecimal has leading 0x : 0x12 == 19 octal and hexadecimal simplify binary operations octal digit represents three binary digits
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