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Integers as Bits [was Re: integer-length]
| From: Bradley Lucier <lucier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 12:47:01 +0200
| Jens Axel Søgaard writes:
| > I propose adding the following two operations on integers.
| > The first is INTEGER-LENGTH from CLHS
| > <http://clhs.lisp.se/Body/f_intege.htm>
| > which returns the number of bits needed to represent a given
| > integer in binary two's-complement format. Although it is
| > possible to define INTEGER-LENGTH as a library function, it will
| > be more efficient as a primitive, since it can exploit the
| > internal representation of an integer.
| Agree completely.
That would bring to 6 the number of procedures (of 19) imported from
SRFI-60 (and SRFI-33). Shall we continue piecemeal; or should the
incorporation of SRFI-60 procedures be considered in a more organized