CPU designers don't make their CPU's support an instruction like slau (shift left arithmetic unsigned) for simplicity of instruction set architecture.
Anyway simplicity of instructions is not important for PHP. When one wants to use <<<, let them use it. -- martina. "Jason Greene" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > > Hello All, > > One of the features that I have been working on for PHP5/Zend Engine 2 > is better unsigned value support for the language. This involves the > addition of a new operator, '>>>' (Unsigned Right Shift). It works the > same as a normal right shift operator, except that it does not hold the > sign during the shift. > > Example: > > 1<<31>>31 == -1 > 1<<31>>>31 == 1 > > Everyone is in agreement on the new operator, however, a few of us have > had a discussion over whether we should add an equivalent '<<<' > operator. The main reason for this would be that it would make the > language more consistent. However, the argument against adding it is > that it is not necessary because there is no technical difference > between << and <<< > > > Feedback anyone? > > Thanks, > > -Jason > > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php