Excerpts from Tom Lane's message of mar nov 02 15:21:31 -0300 2010:
> What concerns me about that is that it tends to push the bits to the
> left --- I think the effects of the earlier inputs are going to overflow
> out as you incorporate a lot of newer inputs. What you want is a scheme
> where every input item affects all the bits of the final result about
> equally, and my gut feeling is this doesn't provide that.
Ahh, now I understand what you meant with "rotating" the bits in the
original email in this thread. You're not simply shifting. Clever.
Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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