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A very useful plugin. Thank you for making it available. This was just the thing I needed to produce lots of hex from a rotating and shifting pattern of binary.

These are some things I had to work around and cope with (provided as feedback for a very useful plugin I will be using more).

1) I did find that 32 binary digits ":Tobase 16 y11000100001000010000100001000010" doesn't provide an answer.

Whereas these 32 bits ":Tobase 16 y01000100001000010000100001000010" does OK.

Presumably the issue here is the 32nd (msb) bit being set, and interpreted as a sign.

2) Workaround was split it up e.g ":Tobase 16 y1101100111000110 y0000000110011100" then combine for 32 bits.

But then we have "D9C6 19C". As leading Zero is not generated (i.e. 019C), cannot automatically combine these to make a 32 bit number.

That's when I had to go manual. Typically I have to work in 32bit rather than 8bit. --February 28, 2012

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