[Python-Dev] 32-bit values (was RE: [Python-checkins]
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 12:45:24 -0400
> Such programs will have to be changed to use format code "L" instead.
> I'm not following this. At least binascii.crc32() always
> produces a 32-bit signed int now, so there's no *need* to use "L" now.
> Are you saying that binascii.crc32() should be changed to return a
> non-negative value always? Also the other xyz.abc32() functions?
> Um, I thought *you* were proposing that! What else did you mean by
> "It would sure be nice if they returned values in range(0, 2**32)
> instead" ?
I did suggest it, yes. Had you said "Such programs *would* have to be
changed ...", my response would have been different. But you said "will",
which reads like you already decided such a change will be made. Now it
sounds like it's undecided (OK by me either way, I'm just trying to locate
our current position on the map <wink>).