shift bit & performance?

Dean Johnson dtj at
Tue Oct 21 15:33:33 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 14:32, Eduardo Cesar Cabrera Flores wrote:
> Hi, 
> sometime ago, somebody sent an info about performance working with "<<" & 
> ">>" doing shift bits instead of using "*" or "/"
>  Could anybody help me about it?

There is certainly performance to be had from using a logical shift instead of a 
multiply or divide, but its of declining value. I am fairly sure that with modern
compilers you do a integer divide by a constant power of 2, that it will generate
a logical shift. That aint rocket science.


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