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''Syntax:'' variable [[AS]] [[[_UNSIGNED]]] _BIT
''Syntax:'' variable [[AS]] [ [[_UNSIGNED]] ] _BIT
Revision as of 00:17, 2 October 2009
The _BIT datatype can hold only 0 and -1. If you set the variable to any other number then the least significant bit of that number will be set as the variables number, if the bit is 1 (on) then the variable will be -1 and if the bit is 0 (off) then the variable will be 0.
The least significant bit is the last bit on a string of bits (11111) since that bit will only add 1 to the value if set. The most significant bit is the first bit on a string of bits and changes the value more dramatically (significantly) if set on or off.
The _BIT datatype can be succesfully used as a boolean and it requires minimal amount of memory (the lowest amount possible actually).