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Author tim.peters
Recipients anon, hct, mark.dickinson, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, tim.peters, vstinner
Date 2013-12-09.03:29:44
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@serhiy, Mark certainly knows the proposed addition isn't _needed_ to pick apart 64-bit integers.  It's an issue there of clarity, not O() behavior.  For example, `i.bits_at(0, 52)` to get at a double's mantissa requires no thought at all to write or to read later; bit-level gibberish like

i & ~((~0) << 52)


i & ((1 << 52) - 1)

or ... is painful to write and to read.
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