[erlang-questions] bit-level binaries

Bob Ippolito bob@REDACTED
Tue May 8 20:11:47 CEST 2007

On 5/8/07, Waldemar Rachwal <waldemar.rachwal@REDACTED> wrote:
> It was mentioned a few months ago (I missed the thread) that a
> bit-level binaries (augmented perhaps by binary comprehensions) might
> come with a next release. I guess such a big feature should come with
> a major release, but when it could happen then (I haven't figured out
> the cycle of B-0's)?
> (I admit SMP is very cool these days, but the slides from '05 EUC
> http://www.erlang.se/euc/05/1640PerKostis.pdf still impress me a lot).

I believe that bit-level binaries were introduced in R11B-3 with shell
support in R11B-4. From my notes it requires some compiler directives:

-compile([binary_comprehension, bitlevel_binaries]).

I haven't tried it yet...


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