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Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:"This is the first book that promises to tell the deep, dark secrets of computer arithmetic, and it delivers in spades. It contains every trick I knew plus many, many more. A godsend for library developers, compiler writers, and lovers of elegant hacks, it deserves a spot on your shelf right next to Knuth."Josh Bloch "When I first saw the title, I figured that the book must be either a cookbook for breaking into computers (unlikely) or some sort of compendium of little programming tricks. It's the latter, but it's thorough, almost encyclopedic, in its coverage." Guy Steele These are the timesaving techniques relished by computer hackersthose devoted and persistent code developers who seek elegant and efficient ways to build better software. The truth is that much of the computer programmer's job involves a healthy mix of arithmetic and logic. In Hacker's Delight, veteran programmer Hank Warren shares the tricks he has collected from his considerable experience in the worlds of application and system programming. Most of these techniques are eminently practical, but a few are included just because they are interesting and unexpected. The resulting work is an irresistible collection that will help even the most seasoned programmers better their craft. Topics covered include:
This book is for anyone who wants to create efficient code. Hacker's Delight will help you learn to program at a higher levelwell beyond what is generally taught in schools and training coursesand will advance you substantially further than is possible through ordinary selfstudy alone. 0201914654B06272002 Book News Annotation:A computer scientist deeply embedded in IBM has compiled small programming tricks he has come across over his four decades in the field. Most work only on computers that represent integers in two's complement form, and are easily adapted to machines with various register sizes, though a 32bit machine is assumed when the register length is relevant. He gives proofs only when the algorithm is not obvious, and not always then.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Synopsis:"This is the first book that promises to tell the deep, dark secrets of computer arithmetic, and it delivers in spades. It contains every trick I knew plus many, many more. A godsend for library developers, compiler writers, and lovers of elegant hacks, it deserves a spot on your shelf right next to Knuth."Josh Bloch "When I first saw the title, I figured that the book must be either a cookbook for breaking into computers (unlikely) or some sort of compendium of little programming tricks. It's the latter, but it's thorough, almost encyclopedic, in its coverage." Guy Steele These are the timesaving techniques relished by computer hackersthose devoted and persistent code developers who seek elegant and efficient ways to build better software. The truth is that much of the computer programmer's job involves a healthy mix of arithmetic and logic. In Hacker's Delight, veteran programmer Hank Warren shares the tricks he has collected from his considerable experience in the worlds of application and system programming. Most of these techniques are eminently practical, but a few are included just because they are interesting and unexpected. The resulting work is an irresistible collection that will help even the most seasoned programmers better their craft. Topics covered include:
This book is for anyone who wants to create efficient code. Hacker's Delight will help you learn to program at a higher levelwell beyond what is generally taught in schools and training coursesand will advance you substantially further than is possible through ordinary selfstudy alone. 0201914654B06272002 About the AuthorHenry S. Warren, Jr., has had a fortyyear career with IBM, spanning from the IBM 704 to the PowerPC. He has worked on various military command and control systems and on the SETL project under Jack Schwartz at New York University. Since 1973 he has been with IBM's Research Division, focusing on compilers and computer architectures. Hank currently works on the Blue Gene petaflop computer project. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute at New York University.
0201914654AB06272002 Table of ContentsPreface.
1. Introduction.
Notation.
Instruction Set and Execution Time Model.
2. Basis.
Manipulating Rightmost Bits.
Addition Combined with Logical Operations.
Inequalities among Logical and Arithmetic Expressions.
Absolute Value Function.
Sign Extension.
Shift Right Signed from Unsigned.
Sign Function.
ThreeValued Compare.
Transfer of Sign.
Decoding a “Zero Means 2**n” Field.
Comparison Predicates.
Overflow Detection.
Condition Code Result of Add, Subtract, and Multiply.
Rotate Shifts.
DoubleLength Add/Subtract.
DoubleLength Shifts.
Multibyte Add, Subtract, Absolute Value.
Doz, Max, Min.
Exchanging Registers.
Alternating among Two or More Values.
3. Powerof2 Boundaries.
Rounding Up/Down to a Multiple of a Known Power of 2.
Rounding Up/Down to the Next Power of 2.
Detecting a Powerof2 Boundary Crossing.
4. Arithmetic Bounds.
Checking Bounds of Integers.
Propagating Bounds through Adds and Subtracts.
Propagating Bounds through Logical Operations.
Signed Bounds.
5. Counting Bits.
Counting 1bits.
Parity.
Counting Leading 0's.
Counting Trailing 0's.
6. Searching Words.
Find First 0Byte.
Find First String of 1Bits of a Given Length.
7. Rearranging Bits and Bytes.
Reversing Bits and Bytes.
Shuffling Bits.
Transposing a Bit Matrix.
Compress, or Generalized Extract.
General Permutations, Sheep and Goats Operation.
Rearrangements and Index Transformations.
8. Multiplication.
Multiword Multiplication.
HighOrder Half of 64Bit Product.
HighOrder Product Signed from/to Unsigned.
Multiplication by Constants.
9. Integer Division.
Preliminaries.
Multiword Division.
Unsigned Short Division from Signed Division.
Unsigned Long Division.
10. Integer Division by Constants.
Signed Division by a Known Power of 2.
Signed Remainder from Division by a Known Power of 2.
Signed Division and Remainder by Nonpowers of 2.
Signed Division by Divisors >= 2.
Signed Division by Divisors #= 2.
Incorporation into a Compiler.
Miscellaneous Topics.
Unsigned Division.
Unsigned Division by Divisors >= 1.
Incorporation into a Compiler (Unsigned).
Miscellaneous Topics (Unsigned).
Applicability to Modulus and Floor Division.
Similar Methods.
Sample Magic Numbers.
Exact Division by Constants.
Test for Zero Remainder after Division by a Constant.
11. Some Elementary Functions.
Integer Square Root.
Integer Cube Root.
Integer Exponentiation.
Integer Logarithm.
12. Unusual Bases for Number Systems.
Base 2.
Base 1 + i.
Other Bases.
What is the Most Efficient Base?
13. Gray Code.
Gray Code.
Incrementing a Gray Coded Integer.
Negabinary Gray Code.
Brief History and Applications.
14. Hilbert's Curve.
A Recursive Algorithm for Generating the Hilbert Curve.
Coordinates from Distance along the Hilbert Curve.
Distance from Coordinates on the Hilbert Curve.
Incrementing the Coordinates on the Hilbert Curve.
Nonrecursive Generating Algorithms.
Other SpaceFilling Curves.
Applications.
15. FloatingPoint.
IEEE Format.
Comparing FloatingPoint Numbers Using Integer Operations.
The Distribution of Leading Digits.
Table of Miscellaneous Values.
16. Formulas for Primes.
Introduction.
Willans's Formulas.
Wormell's Formula.
Formulas for Other Difficult Functions.
Appendix A. Arithmetic Tables for a 4Bit Machine.
Appendix B. Newton's Method.
Bibliography.
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