Author mark.dickinson
Recipients fredrikj, haypo, mark.dickinson, pitrou, rhettinger, terry.reedy
Date 2008-12-19.22:19:49
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> ... so that ``k`` is approximately ``1 + int(log(abs(x), 2))``.

I guess that could work.

One other thing:  the docs for the trunk seem to suggest that we should 
be using trunc here, rather than int.  I'm looking at:

http://docs.python.org/dev/library/stdtypes.html#numeric-types-int-
float-long-complex

and particularly the note (2), that says of int(x) and long(x):

"Deprecated since version 2.6: Instead, convert floats to long 
explicitly with trunc()."
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