Bit shifting limitations

John Meacham john at
Sun Jul 13 20:29:08 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:47 PM, David Feuer <david.feuer at> wrote:
> They don't call error when given large counts; they give zero or -1. This is
> a pleasant property that we probably want to offer; it's just not
> (apparently) what CPUs tend to offer, and isn't always desirable.

Ah, excellent. I was thinking of an older implementation that errored out.


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