[erlang-questions] Bitstring question

Dmitry Kolesnikov <>
Wed Feb 12 07:32:04 CET 2014


Hello,

Please see comments inline.

Best Regards,
Dmitry >-|-|-(*>


> On 12.2.2014, at 8.27, Mike Oxford <> wrote:
> 
> D = <<33:6>>
> <<33:6>>
D is length 6 bit
> 
> I want to convert that 6 bit value (33) into a numeric value.
> 
> Why does <<0:2, D>> not work?
Type and size is not specified
> Why does <<0:2/bits, D:6/bits>> not work?
Expected size is 8 bits but your bit string is 6
> Why does <<D/integer>> not work?  
Integer is 32bit

> 
> Thanks in advance!
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