Bit length of int or long?

Dennis Lee Bieber wlfraed at ix.netcom.com
Thu May 18 17:49:49 CEST 2000


On 18 May 2000 09:16:42 +0100, Michael Hudson <mwh21 at cam.ac.uk>
declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:

> ... 
> >>> bitlen(2**10000L)
> inf
>
	Ah, okay -- I did expect it to fail at some point with L's...
though below that point, it reads fairly clean.

	Perhaps some preprocessing level to detect L's over the limit,
and subset them some how (divide by the limit, for which you know the
bit-length, and test the remains? just pondering...)

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