Binary arithmetic and bit operations -- Chapter 3 of Write Great Code

Write Great Code: Understanding the Machine (No Starch Press, 1-59327-003-8) is the first installment in an anticipated multi-volume series that will help programmers make wiser choices with respect to programming statements and data types when writing software.

Today's computing industry moves so rapidly, many programmers do not receive adequate training. This book teaches important concepts of machine organization in a language-independent fashion, so that users can become accomplished assembly programmers without going through the time-intensive process of mastering assembly language.

Chapter 3 explores arithmetic, logical and bit operations on binary data.

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Excerpted from Write Great Code: Understanding the Machine by Randall Hyde (ISBN: 1-59327-003-8). Copyright 2004, No Starch Press. All rights reserved.

This was first published in June 2005

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