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_BitScanReverse, _BitScanReverse64


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Microsoft Specific**

Search the mask data from most significant bit (MSB) to least significant bit (LSB) for a set bit (1).

unsigned char _BitScanReverse(  
   unsigned long * Index,  
   unsigned long Mask  
unsigned char _BitScanReverse64(  
   unsigned long * Index,  
   unsigned __int64 Mask  


[out] Index
Loaded with the bit position of the first set bit (1) found.

[in] Mask
The 32-bit or 64-bit value to search.

Nonzero if Index was set, or 0 if no set bits were found.

_BitScanReversex86, ARM, x64<intrin.h>
_BitScanReverse64ARM, x64
// BitScanReverse.cpp  
// compile with: /EHsc  
#include <iostream>  
#include <intrin.h>  
using namespace std;  
#pragma intrinsic(_BitScanReverse)  
int main()  
   unsigned long mask = 0x1000;  
   unsigned long index;  
   unsigned char isNonzero;  
   cout << "Enter a positive integer as the mask: " << flush;  
   cin >> mask;  
   isNonzero = _BitScanReverse(&index, mask);  
   if (isNonzero)  
      cout << "Mask: " << mask << " Index: " << index << endl;  
      cout << "No set bits found.  Mask is zero." << endl;  


Enter a positive integer as the mask:   
Mask: 12 Index: 3  

END Microsoft Specific

Compiler Intrinsics