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Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 17:44:49 +0200 (CEST)

commit a9388ee62cd0553aa62f7305956b37d677d23c97
Author: Mattias Andrée <maandree_AT_kth.se>
AuthorDate: Sat May 14 17:01:55 2016 +0200
Commit: Mattias Andrée <maandree_AT_kth.se>
CommitDate: Sat May 14 17:01:55 2016 +0200

    On bit-truncation
    Signed-off-by: Mattias Andrée <maandree_AT_kth.se>

diff --git a/doc/bit-operations.tex b/doc/bit-operations.tex
index 3f2938d..44fc27d 100644
--- a/doc/bit-operations.tex
+++ b/doc/bit-operations.tex
_AT_@ -88,7 +88,30 @@ whenever possible. One such wrapper could be
-TODO % ztrunc
+In \secref{sec:Shift} we have seen how bit-shift
+operations can be used to multiply or divide by a
+power of two. There is also a bit-truncation
+operation: {\tt ztrunc}, which is used to keep
+only the lowest bits, or equivalently, calculate
+the remainder of a division by a power of two.
+ void ztrunc(z_t r, z_t a, size_t b);
+is consistent with {\tt zmod}; like {\tt zlsh} and
+{\tt zrsh}, {\tt a}'s sign is preserved into {\tt r}
+assuming the result is non-zero.
+{\tt ztrunc(r, a, b)} stores only the lowest {\tt b}
+bits in {\tt a} into {\tt r}, or equivalently,
+calculates $r \gets a \mod 2^b$. For example, if
+$a = 100011000_2$ then
+$r = \phantom{10001}1000_2$ after calling
+{\tt ztrunc(r, a, 4)}.
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