I have a question about prior art, not specifically about patents, but rather out of curiosity, because I'd like to learn more on the subject.
Since my question is technical, and that I know that some good specialists are hanging on SO, I would be tempted to ask there, even if the question is not specifically about programming, but rather meta-SO.
In a few words, there are techniques to reduce the significand of a floating point number in the range [1.0,2.0) or in [0.5,1.0), but it is also possible to reduce it in [2/3,4/3], which can be an advantage for functions like log. I named that balancedSignificand here https://smallissimo.blogspot.com/2021/03/autopsy-of-accuracy-problem-of-log2-in.html. I want to know if the technique is already known (I'm pretty sure it is), named, and where to discover more... If not, is it found useful?
I have read Directing Prior Art Searches from Ask Patents but I don't even know which chat room the accepted answer is about, and I'm not focused on patents specifically.
I have also read the excellent Where do I ask where to ask? which makes me hope that this question is not completely disqualified, since instantiating the meta-meta level.