Author serhiy.storchaka
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Date 2017-06-12.08:20:55
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> The idea is that modifier (such as "!" would require a width argument (the signed representation only make sense in fixed width concepts as every assembly language programmer knows).  Its presence would also imply the "0".

I would use the precision for this. Truncating the number of digits in integer representation is similar to truncating the number of characters for strings.

But actually I don't think we should add such feature in the core. It has very limited application. This can be implemented as a third-part library.

Actually I think the stdlib needs something like bitarray and/or bitset. The specially purposed types that allow testing and modifying separate bits and bit ranges.
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