findMSB

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Find the index of the most significant bit set to 1 in an integer.

Declaration[edit]

genIType findMSB( genIType value );
genIType findMSB( genUType value );


Parameters[edit]

value - Specifies the value whose bits to scan.


Description[edit]

 findMSB returns the bit number of the most significant bit that is set to 1 in the binary representation of value . For positive integers, the result will be the bit number of the most significant bit that is set to 1. For negative integers, the result will be the bit number of the most significant bit set to 0. For a value of zero or negative 1, -1 will be returned.


Version Support[edit]

findMSB 4.0+

See Also[edit]

 findLSB 


Copyright[edit]

Copyright© 2011-2014 Khronos Group. This material may be distributed subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, v 1.0, 8 June 1999. http://opencontent.org/openpub/.