Fri Dec 10 09:36:03 CET 2021
On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 06:02:12PM +1300, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> Question 1:
> Why is the file written that way in the first place?
> With multi-terabyte drives as cheap as they are, you
> may not care about bloating the space your data use,
> but more characters => more time.
Unless I'm very much mistaken, this code is for this year's Advent
of Code problems. (https://adventofcode.com/2021/about), so the set-up
is somewhat contrived.
> Question 2:
> Depending on what bit manipulation you want to do,
> it may be more convenient to work with integers
> rather than binaries. So what exactly do you want
> to do with these?
It looks like day 3, which involves counting the number of bits set
in the nth place of each number (for each n).
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