in reply to Re: Re: Power of two round up.
in thread Power of two round up.

Sure, because it has to dispatch many fewer opcodes. But if I had wanted to use the log2 x solution, I wouldn't have asked in the first place. Floating-point arithmetic gives me the heebie-jeebies.

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Re: Re: Power of two round up.
by I0 (Priest) on Dec 18, 2000 at 22:44 UTC
    Floating-point gives me heebie-jeebies too. (in fact, a floating conversion seems to be what makes the |>> method fail for @_ = (0)
    --then again, log(0) doesn't work either, and the |>> method does work for @_=(0) if you use integer;)
    P.S. Why does an opcode fetch take longer than a transcendental function? I'm sure that part of the interpreter must have been fully optimized.