A bitstring is a kind of string, made up of a compressed series of bits. ObjectScript provides the $BIT function and other functions for working with bitstrings. For an overview, see “Bitstrings” in the ObjectScript Tutorial.
Caché MVBasic also supports bitstrings; see “Caché MultiValue Basic Functions” in the Caché MultiValue Basic Reference.
In addition to the language functions, InterSystems provides the following tools:
Provides the following methods to convert to bitstrings:
Availability: All namespaces.
The special variable $SYSTEM is bound to the %SYSTEM package. This means that (for ObjectScript) instead of ##class(%SYSTEM.class).method(), you can use $SYSTEM.class.method().