bits in c++
Posted on 2006-07-13
i am attempting to write a Huffman compression library, and so far i have the algorithm correct. i am trying to apply this now to compressing an arbitrary file, however i cannot come up with an efficient way of writing the bits to compress the data into a file.
i am trying to use the fstream classes, however i really don't know how to handle the data. i don't know how to write individual bits to a file. i have searched the internet to death on this, and i can't seem to find anything helpful.