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'Bit counting - Thanks all'
1998\07\22@050644 by Steve Lawther

    To all on the PIClist,

    Thanks for the help in finding the bit counting code. Yes I was
    looking for one's bits counting, not parity.

    The likes of the code below is exactly what I was looking for.

       Steve Lawther

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Subject: Re: Bit counting (looking for old challenge emails)
Author:  Regulus Berdin [SMTP:spam_OUTrberdinTakeThisOuTspamSKYINET.NET]  at UKExchange
Date:    22/07/98 05:04

Hi to all,

> From: Scott Dattalo <.....sdattaloKILLspamspam@spam@UNIX.SRI.COM>
> Thanks for the plug Bill. However, the routines on my web page are by
> means the fastest (as I've been shown). One PICLIST member has an
> isochronous bitcount routine that runs in 13 cycles. So unless he
> to post it, I guess there's a challenge for someone out there.

I took the challenge, here is what I got.

BITCOUNT:               ;untested
     RRF   Q,W         ;Q = abcdefgh
     MOVWF T           ;T = 0abcdefg
     MOVLW B'01010101'
     ANDWF Q           ;Q = 0b0d0f0h
     ANDWF T,W         ;W = 0a0c0e0g
     ADDWF Q           ;Q = (a+b)(c+d)(e+f)(g+h)

     RRF   Q,W
     MOVWF T
     RRF   T           ;T = (xx)(a+b)(c+d)(e+f)
     MOVLW B'00110011'
     ANDWF Q           ;Q = (00)(c+d)(00)(g+h)
     ANDWF T,W         ;W = (00)(a+b)(00)(e+f)
     ADDWF Q           ;Q = (a+b+c+d)(e+f+g+h)

     SWAPF Q,W         ;W = (e+f+g+h)(a+b+c+d)
     ADDWF Q,W         ;W = (a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h)(a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h)
     ANDLW H'0F'       ;W = (0000)(a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h)

Data is in Q and result is placed in W.

The routine is isochronous but 16 cycles. I cannot shave
it down to 13 or less :(.  I wonder how this piclist member
did it or what method/algorithm he used.


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