ceillog of 0.5 is -1
ceillog of 0.25 is -2
ceillog of 0.125 is -3
Am 07.01.2011 16:09 schrieb "Leo Razoumov" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 09:57, liam mail <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Unless my maths fails me isn't log2(0) infinity or undefined?
> > Liam
> Mathematically, log2(0) is negative infinity. But here we talk about
> ceillog2 function which is a ceiling by nearest power of two. Also
> luaO_log2(x) implementation via shifts and integer table lookups makes
> it mathematically quite different from, real log2 function.
> For any non-negative integer x minimal number of bits to store x is
> ceillog2(x)+1. And this is the practical meaning of ceillog2 in Lua