No need to feel embarassed. The program will involve some lower level C stuff to do. Definitely bit shifting and stuff like that. As far as bit patterns, I mean say the user wants to get the bit pattern for short. Typically a short is composed of 2 bytes. So, if the user entered 45 for his short. You program would produce:
Originally posted by fastmonkey
Ok, I feel embarassed asking but, explain please. How about an example of a bit pattern....I don't recall what that is...man if we went over this and I don't remember I really am out of practice.