[Tutor] how to read one bit of a byte

ALAN GAULD alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 22 00:59:42 CET 2007

>>> a & 128 will be 128 if the high bit in a is set, 0 if it is not.
>> Only for an 8 bit integer! Most integers nowadays are 
>> 32 bit so you need to use 0x80000000 to get the msb!
> Right, but if you read the thread it is about byte values read from a 
> file so presumably he is talking about 8-bit integers.

Good point.


Alan G.

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