Getting at the bits of a 32-bit integer

Grant Edwards grante at
Wed Aug 25 18:54:21 CEST 2004

On 2004-08-25, Jesper Ribbe <pjn at> wrote:

>> The other thing that looks very useful is a module posted a few
>> weeks back that impliments fixed-length numbers.  In addition
>> to manipulating individual bits, one often needs to do
>> operations on binary, two's compliment numbers of known, fixed
>> lengths.
> I'm very interested in this module which implements fixed-length 
> integers. Do you perhaps have some reference to it? I tried to google 
> for it, but couldn't come up with distinct enough keywords.

I think that automatic coercion of regular Python integer
values to fixed "Field" objects would make it simpler to use.

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