# Bit Manipulation

Mar 18, 2022

# Negative number representation

We use “two’s complement” in modern computer system

# XOR

when different → 1, when same →0

- X ^ X = 0 (used in cryptography a lot)
- X ^ ~X = 1s
- X ^ 1s = ~X (this is how to flip all bits)

# Arithmetic shift vs logical shift

## Java

- Arithmetic shift >>
- Logical shift >>>

## C++

- only have >>
- if >> is applied to signed value, it is arithmetic shift
- if >> is applied to unsigned value, it is logical shift

## all 1 bits

- -1 is a bit pattern with all 1s in two’s complement.
- 1 : 0001
- -1: 1110 + 1 → 1111