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Function DPB


dpb newbyte bytespec integer => result-integer


[,duh'pib] or [,duh'puhb] or ['dee'pee'bee]

Arguments and Values:

newbyte---an integer.

bytespec---a byte specifier.

integer---an integer.

result-integer---an integer.


dpb (deposit byte) is used to replace a field of bits within integer. dpb returns an integer that is the same as integer except in the bits specified by bytespec.

Let s be the size specified by bytespec; then the low s bits of newbyte appear in the result in the byte specified by bytespec. Newbyte is interpreted as being right-justified, as if it were the result of ldb.


 (dpb 1 (byte 1 10) 0) =>  1024
 (dpb -2 (byte 2 10) 0) =>  2048
 (dpb 1 (byte 2 10) 2048) =>  1024

Side Effects: None.

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations: None.

See Also:

byte, deposit-field, ldb


 (logbitp j (dpb m (byte s p) n))
 ==  (if (and (>= j p) (< j (+ p s)))
        (logbitp (- j p) m)
        (logbitp j n))

In general,

 (dpb x (byte 0 y) z) =>  z

for all valid values of x, y, and z.

Historically, the name ``dpb'' comes from a DEC PDP-10 assembly language instruction meaning ``deposit byte.''

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