Binary construction

chandru <>
Fri Feb 24 15:03:16 CET 2006


Sorry! Dumb question! Ignore it!

Chandru

On 24/02/06, chandru <> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 23> <<1:16>>.
> <<0,1>>
> 24> <<21:16>>.
> <<0,21>>
> 25> <<321:16>>.
> <<1,65>>
> 26> <<4321:16>>.
> <<16,225>>
> 27> <<54321:16>>.
> <<212,49>>
> 28> <<654321:16>>.
> <<251,241>>
> 29> <<7654321:16>>.
> <<203,177>>
> 30> <<87654321:16>>.
> <<127,177>>
>
> Why are the resulting binaries all different? I thought that if I gave
> a value of more than 65535 and asked for it to be packed into 16 bits,
> I would always get <<255,255>>. Why is it not?
>
> cheers
> Chandru
>



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