zero length segments!
Tue Sep 24 16:35:14 CEST 2002
I've had the same problem. You have to do
Var = 31 - Bit,
<<_:Var, Flag:1, _:(Bit)>> = <<1:32>>,
From: Vance Shipley [mailto:vances@REDACTED]
Sent: 24 September 2002 15:03
Subject: Re: zero length segments!
Well didn't I speak too soon! While this works wonderfully in the shell
it won't complile. :(
Eshell V5.1.2 (abort with ^G)
1> T = fun(Bit) -> <<_:(31 - Bit), Flag:1, _:(Bit)>> = <<1:32>>, Flag end.
t(Bit) when integer(Bit) ->
<<_:(31 - Bit), Flag:1, _:(Bit)>> = <<1:32>>,
./t.erl:5: illegal bit size
The problem seems to be with the expression (31 - Bit).
Any idea how to get past this?
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On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 06:33:23AM -0400, Vance Shipley wrote:
> Was I ever happily suprised when I found that this was a valid expression:
> <<0:8, 1:24, 0:0>>
> It results in:
> The reason this is so good is that it I don't have to handle a special
> case when X=0:
> Flag = <<_:(31-X), Flag:1, _:(X)>>
> Of course I'm sure that that is why it works, I'm just very happy about
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