machine dependent left shift results

Discussion in 'Perl' started by easily_confused, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. On a 32 bit machine, ~0<<32 gives 11111111111111111111111111111111 (I was
    expecting 0)

    (~0<<31)<<1 gives 0.

    I was trying ~(~0<<$size) to create a mask of $size ones.

    ((1<<$size) -1) was what I tried first but it also failed for the same
    reason, I guess.

    I like that in verilog I can just say {$size{1'b1}}

    I know I can use Math::BigInt, but I still wonder what the rationale is
    behind the first example failing.

    easily_confused, Oct 1, 2009
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  2. reposted on comp.lang.perl.misc
    please respond there
    easily_confused, Oct 1, 2009
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