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On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 5:44 AM Russell Haley <> wrote:
> function ccitt_16(byte_array)

Your bit32 functions have already been answered, I'd just like to
point yuou that, if you need CRC, nobody calculates it bit-by-bit.
There are ways to do it N bits at a time with the aid of a 2^n entries
lookup table ( wikipedia and other sources explain the math behind
this and there are plenty of implementations floating around ),
typically with N=8, a byte at a time, as this avoids all the
complexity of bit-extracting ( I've done ccitt 16  it this way, and
besides being much simpler and faster part of the space for the 256
entries tables is offset by the lack of bit-twiddling code, so it ends
up not that much bigger, but this was in C where the table is 512
bytes, not lua where the straight table approach ( you can use a 512
bytes string instead ) is much biger ).

Francisco Olarte.