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On 19/11/2010, at 2:00 PM, David Manura wrote:

> The function does seem fairly trivial to include since bit32.TEST(...)
> == (bit32.AND(...) ~= 0).

Trivial perhaps, but quite a few times I have fallen for this:

if (x, 0x10) then
  -- blah
end -- if

This 'if' always evaluates to true, which can catch people who are used to C.

For me, the "test" function is a welcome way of avoiding this (of course, you need to remember to use it).