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BitOperation( BitNr ; RC ; OPC ; OP1 ; OP2 )

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Erich Schmidt, Schmidt-IT-Beratung

bitwise logical operation

Sample Input:
BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 6 ; 145 ; 345)
BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 14 ; 5 ; 12)
BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 8 ; 5 ; 12)
Sample Output:

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Function value is the result of any bitwise logical operation between the binary representation of the integer values OP1 and OP2. Only the 16 least significant bits are processed.
The operation is given by OPC, which can be any integer number from 0 to 15. OPC determines what operation is performed.

Requires other Custom Functions:

BitNr, RC these parameters must be set to 0 by the caller. Otherwise it leads to faulty results.
OP1; OP2 any integer values (numbers greater than 65,535 are possible, but
OPC can be any integer number from 0 to 15

OPC=0 is true, if OP1 AND NOT OP1 is true (never)
OPC=1 is true, if NOT (OP1 OR OP2) is true
OPC=2 is true, if NOT OP1 AND OP2 is true
OPC=3 is true, if NOT OP1 is true
OPC=4 is true, if OP1 AND NOT OP2 is true
OPC=5 is true, if NOT OP2 is true
OPC=6 is true, if OP1 XOR OP2 is true (exclusive or)
OPC=7 is true, if NOT (OP1 AND OP2) is true
OPC=8 is true, if OP1 AND OP2 is true (conjunction)
OPC=9 is true, if NOT ( OP1 XOR OP2) is true (equivalence)
OPC=10 is true, if OP2 is true
OPC=11 is true, if OP1 OR NOT OP2 is true
OPC=12 is true, if OP1 is true
OPC=13 is true, if OP1 OR NOT OP2 is true
OPC=14 is true, if OP1 OR OP2 is true (disjunction)
OPC=15 ist true, if OP1 OR NOT OP1 is true (always)

Some simple examples

Set bit 2 and bit 5 in OP1. All other bits leave unchanged.

BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 14 ; OP1 ; 2^2+2^5)

Toggle bit 0 , bit 3 and bit 12 in OP1. All other bits leave unchanged.

BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 6 ; OP1 ; 2^0+2^3+2^12)

Clear bits 8 and 9 in OP1. All other leave unchanged.

BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 4 ; OP1 ; 2^8+2^9)

Check, if one of bit 3 or 5 in OP1 is set.

It‘s true, if the expression BitOperation( 0 ; 0 ; 8 ; OP1 ; 2^3+2^5) is true (not 0).

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