Christoph (Derean's coworker) was presented with a daunting challenge: flip all of the bits of an integer (representing a bitfield) to zero. Many programmers would run away and never look back at just the thought of being given such a task. But not Christoph; being the courageous coder he was, he took this vexing problem head-on and engineered a rather elegant solution ...

#define GENBIT(x) 1<<X
#define NUMBITS 32

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unsigned int resetBits(unsigned int bitfield)
{
  int index=0;
  for(index=0;index<NUMBITS;INDEX++) 
  {   unsigned int flag;
      flag = GENBIT(index);
      flag = ~flag;
      bitfield = bitfield & flag;
  }
  return bitfield;
}