Non-arbitrary integer math
gregczajkowski at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 20:59:20 CEST 2001
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.1002056223.23802.python-list at python.org>...
> mykroft> I've tried searching "the vaults" and previous c.l.p posts,
> mykroft> without much success. The struct and array module's won't do
> mykroft> either.
> Why won't struct or array work? Have you looked at NumPy?
Array is close, but there are several problems with it. It only
supports upto 4-byte signed/unsigned integers. On some platforms this
could be upto 8 (Python Essential Reference p.127), and thus not
All individual numbers
would have to be treated as arrays or an element of an array. Unless I
wrote a wrapper class around each type.
And also they are not true integers in the C sense.
>>> a = array.array('B', )
>>> a += 1
Traceback (innermost last):
File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
OverflowError: unsigned byte integer is greater than maximum
ie. There is no wrap-around.
Ive looked at Numpy before, but it was missing most of the unsigned
types, it only has unsigned 1-byte.
The struct module is not used for math operations.
Thanks for the reply though. But Im still stuck for now.
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