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Re: [Scheme-reports] Bitwise operations on bytes

Alan Watson scripsit:

> That is my specific question: did you consider including bitwise
> operation on bytes only?

We did not.  Feel free to make a small WG1-ish proposal for them, though
I doubt it will pass at this point.

I'll note that in Java and C#, boolean arrays are represented with one
(logical) bit per byte; on modern systems, the cost of setting bits is
high enough (read-modify-write) that a factor of 8 in space is well
worth paying.  This would not be true of embedded systems.

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