Bernard Miller <forbytext / yahoo.com> writes:

> I can√’ seem to find a way to do bitwise ops on a
> byte, at least using the standard library. In fact,
> when the bytes from a string are converted to
> integers, they are converted to platform dependent
> integers, so one might argue that it is impossible to
> do any platform independent bitwise ops in a
> straightforward way in ruby. 

Perhaps not related to what you are looking for, but I have written a
bit construction, matching, and extraction module.

http://www.ruby-lang.org/raa/list.rhtml?id=775

Yours,
YS.