[Python-Dev] Deprecation warning on integer shifts and such

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:50:09 +1200 (NZST)

"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal@lemburg.com>:

> I wonder why the implementation warns about 0xff << 24...  0xff000000
> fits nicely into a 32-bit integer. I don't see why the "changing sign"
> is relevant here

When the change happens, the result will be a positive number instead
of a negative one. While this isn't relevant for what you're doing, it
might be relevant in some other applications, so I suppose it was
thought prudent to warn about it.

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