Number of bits/sizeof int

casevh casevh at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 23:47:47 CET 2009


On Jan 30, 11:03 pm, Jon Clements <jon... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Group,
>
> This has a certain amount of irony (as this is what I'm pretty much
> after):-
> Fromhttp://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.1.html:
> "The int() type gained a bit_length method that returns the number of
> bits necessary to represent its argument in binary:"
>
> Any tips on how to get this in 2.5.2 as that's the production version
> I'm stuck with.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jon.

If performance does become an issue, the newly released gmpy 1.04
includes bit_length().

casevh



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