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Re: new module 'popcount'

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: new module 'popcount'
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:23:20 +0100

On 7/23/07, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
'popcount' is not a particularly good name. When I first stumbled on a
function of this name in the sources of GNU gettext, it took me some time
to understand what it meant.

The ANSI Common Lisp name for this function is 'logcount', where the
prefix 'log' means a "logical" interpretation of integers. This is not
mainstream understandable either.

hamming_weight would correspond to the formal definition of the
quantity, I think.


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