[New-bugs-announce] [issue7550] PyLong_As* methods should not call nb_int.

Mark Dickinson report at bugs.python.org
Sun Dec 20 11:31:14 CET 2009

New submission from Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com>:

The following C-API functions:


call nb_int for inputs that don't satisfy PyLong_Check.  They thus accept 
floats, Decimal instances, etc.  They should probably call nb_index 
instead (or perhaps accept only instances of int).

The uses of these functions within the Python source should be checked, to 
see what consequences (if any) this change would have for Python 
semantics; it's possible that some of these consequences would fall under 
the moratorium (PEP 3003).  In any case, this change probably requires a 
1-release deprecation period.

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 96670
nosy: mark.dickinson
severity: normal
status: open
title: PyLong_As* methods should not call nb_int.
versions: Python 3.2

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