Greg Stein wrote:
On Fri, 24 Dec 1999, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
While we're at it: how about adding a PyLong_AsString() API to the C interface ? I currently use PyObject_Str() in mxODBC and then slice off the 'L' -- not very elegant. A PyLong_AsString() API would much better suit the task.
Fred just checked in a change yesterday. PyObject_Str() on a Long no longer includes the 'L'.
Ah, ok... scanning the patches: they don't provide an externed C interface... I would like to have such a beast if possible (basically, the new long_format() as PyLong_AsString()).
You're going to need to update your code :-) [ I've got some here and there to fix, too, with the idiom: if type(v) is type(1L): return str(v)[:-1] ]
Your above example will effectively divide the long value by 10 which will probably break things in very subtle ways... hmm, this change ought to be made *very* visible to people upgrading to 1.6, IMHO.
I'll fix mxODBC to only truncate the string value iff the 'L' is present.