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18.1 Integers

Most of the values manipulated in Poke programs are whole numbers, also typically known as integers in computing parlance. This is because integers are pervasive in binary formats, often featuring unusual characteristics in terms of size and/or alignment. Single bits denoting flags or packed small integers are good examples of this. In order to ease the manipulation of such entities, and unlike most programming languages, Poke provides integer types of any number of bits and a rich set of accompanying operators.