By Robert A. Price
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 3 No. 12, Page 658
In some logical problems it is necessary or convenient to invert the bit structure of a word, i.e., replace bit i by bit n + 1 - i for i = 1, 2, ···, n, thus creating a mirror image. The method described here exploits the CAQ instruction of the IBM 709 (or 7090) to accomplish such an inversion rapidly (n = 36).
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