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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "">
+ <herd>sci</herd>
+ <herd>python</herd>
+ <longdescription>
+This module provides an object type which efficiently represents an array of
+booleans. Bitarrays are sequence types and behave very much like usual lists.
+Eight bits are represented by one byte in a contiguous block of memory. The
+user can select between two representations; little-endian and big-endian.
+Most of the functionality is implemented in C. Methods for accessing the
+machine representation are provided. This can be useful when bit level access
+to binary files is required, such as portable bitmap image files (.pbm). Also,
+when dealing with compressed data which uses variable bit length encoding,
+you may find this module useful.
+ <upstream>
+ <remote-id type="pypi">bitarray</remote-id>
+ <remote-id type="github">ilanschnell/bitarray</remote-id>
+ </upstream>