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Sets a specific bit of an int.


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//package org.ancora.SharedLibrary;

 * Methods for bit manipulation.
 * @author Joao Bispo
public class Util{
  private static final long MASK_16_BITS = 0xFFFFL;
     private static final int MASK_BIT_1 = 0x1;
      * Sets a specific bit of an int.
      * @param bit the bit to set. The least significant bit is bit 0
      * @param target the integer where the bit will be set
      * @return the updated value of the target
     public static int setBit(int bit, int target) {
        // Create mask
        int mask = 1 << bit;
        // Set bit
        return target | mask;



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