[Python-3000] int-long unification

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 12:03:46 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Guido van Rossum schrieb:
>> Are you interested in doing this at the Google sprint next week?
> Sure; I hadn't any special plans so far.
>> What do you think?
> Sounds good. There are two problems I see:
> - how to benchmark?
> - there are subtle details in the API that require changes
>   to extension code. In particular, PyInt_AsLong currently
>   cannot fail, but can fail with a range error after the
>   unification.

PyInt_AsLong can already fail with OverflowError - pass it a PyLong object and 
it will try to convert it using the nb_int slot and PyLong_AsLong.

PyInt_AsLong is actually somewhat misnamed - it is really PyNumber_AsLong, 
since it accepts arbitrary objects and coerces them to integers via __int__, 
instead of just accepting PyInt instances.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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